It is a special gift for an author to be able to work closely with an illustrator. Joani is able to take words and make them come alive through pictures. Her art not only enhances the text, it helps to deepen the narrative. Collaboration has made for a better book and a wonderful friendship.

- Sandy E. Sasso


“Art transforms what we know, what we see, what we feel and what we experience onto a visual plane. Art is born of a vision shaped by emotion and inquiry — and endures to inspire new and unimagined perspectives.”

‑ Joani Rothenberg