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Matt Cibula is the author of:

How to Be the Greatest Writer in the World (1999)
What's Up With You, Taquandra Fu? (1997)
The Contrary Kid (1995)
Slumgullion, the Executive Pig
(1994)

A former junior high teacher and social worker, Matt makes about 25 school visits a year. He can present on a wide variety of topics, ranging from his own journey as a writer to making descriptive writing punchier and more fun. He is happy to work with all ages, from kindergarten up to corporate seminars.


 

Brian Strassburg is the illustrator of:

How to Be the Greatest Writer in the World (1999)
What's Up With You, Taquandra Fu? (1997)
The Contrary Kid (1995)

His cartoon "Mad City" has been a staple of Madison's weekly newspaper Isthmus for longer than he cares to remember. His work has adorned workbooks, posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, and the sides of buses for nearly that long. Brian is eager to present to elementary school and junior highs about his cartooning career.


 

Jerry Butler is the author/illustrator of: A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art and the illustrator of Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature. Jerry grew up in Magnolia, Mississippi, and currently serves as the head of the Art Department at Madison Area Technical College; his artwork has been exhibited around the country and in Africa. Jerry loves to talk to young people about his artistic career and creative process.


 

James Michael Brodie is the co-writer of Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature. He is originally from the Denver, Colorado, area; he now lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where he is the assistant editor of the journal of the National Society of Black Engineers. Mike loves to work with school groups and author festivals.



 

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