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Sally Derby

Sally Derby is the author of several books for young readers, including Kyle's Island and No Mush Today, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell. She says, "For years, I wanted to write a book about Paul Laurence Dunbar, the famous poet from Dayton, Ohio, but I didn't know how. Then one day, I heard a voice saying, You never heard of the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar? Child, where've you been? And once I'd heard that voice, I knew how to write the story." Sally Derby lives in Cincinnati.