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Random But True Children’s Literary Connections of the Rich and Famous

I’m in a random mood today.  Anywho, this is amusing.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger
– Pete Seeger is her husband’s uncle.

Brian Selznick – His grandfather was a cousin of David Selznick, best known for producing the epic blockbuster Gone with the Wind.

Jessica M. Pigza
– Her uncle inspired Jack Gantos to name his character Joey Pigza.


About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Thank you for this. Here’s how much of a film nerd my mother is: when I first handed her a copy of Cabret to read, she immediately said, “Selznick? Like the filmmaker?” NOW I get it.

  2. To me the all-time most surprising celebrity kidlit conenction is the Paula Fox/ Courtney Love family tree.