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One of the great things about seeing a picture book through the process of idea-creation-revising-editing-publishing and promotion is that it finally gets into the hands of its readers!  Here, Tillie comes back to life for her loved ones and admirers, and is introduced to a whole new generation.  Personally, it’s been so wonderful for me

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So I want to ride into school in a period costume.  It’s pretty funny to think about, really.  What I’m wearing in this picture isn’t that far off…  But when Tillie dressed this way, it was considered scandalous.  You were never supposed to glimpse the outline of a woman’s leg! in the 1890s.  But Tillie

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My great-grandparents on my mother’s side were immigrants from Sweden who settled on the north side of Chicago on Catalpa Street.  My great-grandmother died young.  Her husband was unable to care for the five children, of which my grandmother was the eldest.  At thirteen-years-old, she tried to feed and clothe her four younger brothers but

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