Buffalo, NY native Alliah L. Agostini has marketed everything from tampons to scrappy start-ups, but motherhood helped her return to her first love: children's literature. She writes to spread joy, truth, and to help more children see themselves reflected on the page.
Alliah is a member of KidLit in Color, Black Creators HQ, the Picture Book Sunrays, and SCBWI. She resides in New Jersey where she enjoys impromptu dance parties, fossil hunting, and making up corny jokes with her husband and two children. Alliah has an A.B. and an M.B.A. from Harvard.
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS WHEN YOU WERE A KID?
I loved picture books by Tomie dePaola and Dick Bruna, ANY joke book, The Babysitters Club series, and in middle school, any book by Mildred Taylor.
I also loved Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold, both for the story and the extraordinary art that accompanied it (She's a great artist, and the book came from one of her quilted works!). My children now read and enjoy the copy I had when I was little.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WRITING BOOKS?
I really love creating something that doesn't exist that children and families will ultimately be able to enjoy, and hopefully learn from, too.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
Hint. I have two. They're alllll over this site ;-).
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