by Patrick Clark
The writing duo behind What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? shared with us their thoughts on their motivational book for young creators.
San Francisco–based entrepreneur Rana DiOrio recorded a video from her studio, discussing the choice to write about entrepreneurship for children and her hope to empower young readers all over the world.
Native New Yorker Emma Dryden stopped by the Scholastic Reading Club offices to talk about why she believes all authors should be “author-preneurs,” and how she and Rana tackled such a complex theme in a book for young readers.
In addition to writing her What Does It Mean to Be...?® series, deriving inspiration from her three little pickles and her cowboy, Rana channels her entrepreneurial spirit into March 4th, Inc. (formerly Little Pickle Press), the children’s media company she founded. Follow Rana on Twitter at @ranadiorio.
A hugely successful editor who has worked with authors and illustrators on more than 1,000 books, Emma loves to pour her creativity into projects like What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur?, the first picture book she herself has authored. Follow Emma on Twitter at @drydenbks.
Ken has illustrated for various commercials and animated TV shows. His illustration work has been recognized numerous times by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). In 2012, the first picture book he illustrated, Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji, received the Picture Book Honor Award for Literature from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA).
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