Andrea J. Loney’s picture books include the biography Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee (Lee & Low Books New Voices Award and a NAACP New Image Award Nominee, illustrated by Keith Mallett), Bunnybear (ALA Rainbow List, illustrated by Carmen SaldaƱa), and Double Bass Blues. Her latest book is the middle-grade biography VIP: Stacey Abrams – Voting Visionary (illustrated by Shellene Rodney). An NYU graduate, Andrea currently teaches Computer Science at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. She lives in Inglewood with her towering stacks of picture books, her devoted family, and their incredibly spoiled pets. Learn more at

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