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PRESS UPDATES: Thanks to bookseller Kenny Brechner for including Mitzi's cover in his moving Publisher's Weekly tribute to African American poet and children's book author, Lucille Clifton. ~ Read Mitzi author Lauren McLaughlin's guest post in the Nerdy Book Club about Diversity In Children's Books, Transracial Adoptive Families and Mitzi Tulane. ~ "A Mirror, A Window, And A Sliding Door" by Lauren McLaughlin 


Random House webpage about Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in What's That Smell?

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Lauren McLaughlin bio (last updated May 16, 2016):

Lauren McLaughlin spent ten years writing and producing movies before turning her attention to fiction. She has published three Young Adult novels, Cycler, (Re)Cycler, and Scored. When her own daughter came along and developed an ardent love of picture books, she found herself falling in love with the genre too. With its tight plot structures and focus on dialog, it allowed her to rediscover her old screenwriting chops. Visit her at or on Twitter @LaurenMcWoof.

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Debbie Ridpath Ohi bio (last updated May 16, 2016):

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is author & illustrator of Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster). Her illustrations also appear in picture books I’m Bored and Naked! by Michael Ian Black, the Ruby Rose picture books written by Rob Sanders, the Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective picture books by Lauren McLaughin, as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles reissued by Atheneum/Simon & Schuster. For more info, visit or @inkyelbows on Twitter.

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