Phyllis E. Grann was the first female CEO of major publishing company: Penguin Putnam. She is committed to Literacy Inc. and wrote the original edition of I Will Talk to You, Little One as a vehicle for them to distribute to new parents to share the importance of reading to children.
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic, Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at Tomie.com.