listen

If you’re a Pete Seeger fan (and if you’re not, you should be!), you’ll want to get your hands on Listen: How Pete Seeger Got American Singing, by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Raúl Colón.

Leda is also the author of another picture book biography, Monsieur Marceau, illustrated by Gérard Dubois, and an historical picture book, The Ballet of the Elephants (which I fell in love with at first listen!), illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Her picture book biography, Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III is due out in January. Leda also writes dogs really well! And snow plows, and sheep, and soup!. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about Listen, and about her process for my picture book students.

So here goes:

Thanks so much for your thoughts and your time, Leda. It’s great to have Pete’s message being spread to a new generation!