Why stick with plain oldA,B,Cwhen you can haveAmelia (Earhart),Malala,Tina (Turner),Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way toeXtraordinary You—and theZillion of adventures you will go on?
Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author ofJuno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book depicting feminist icons inA Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World, featuring spirited illustrations by Derek Desierto.
Eva Chen, the author ofJuno Valentine and the Magical ShoesandA Is for Awesome, is a first-generation Chinese-American who grew up in New York City. She blames her deviation from pre-med at Johns Hopkins University on a love of fashion and beauty instilled in her by her mother, whose perfect bob and lipstick made a permanent imprint on her impressionable young mind. Previously the editor in chief ofLucky, Eva has also written forELLE,Vogue,Teen Vogue,Vogue China, theNew York Times, and theWall Street Journal.She is currently the head of fashion partnerships at Instagram, where she is guilty of the occasional duck-face selfie. Eva lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Derek Desierto is a Vancouver-based illustrator, designer, and overall nice guy from a nice family. His animation work has been recognized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the National Cartoonist Society, and 9 Story Media Group. Currently, he is living the dream as a freelance artist for animated TV shows and picture books. His ultimate goal in life is to meet Oprah and become one of her Favorite Things.