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Book Trailer Premiere: Our Story Begins, edited by Elissa Brent Weissman

You know, FUNNY GIRL wasn’t the only anthology out this year. I seem to recall quite a few of them gracing our bookstore and library shelves in 2017.  One of them struck me as particularly keen too.  Called Our Story Begins it contains actual books created by famous children’s book authors and illustrators when THEY were kids.  Can you think of a better way of informing children that becoming a writer is a real possibility?

Now here’s where editor Elissa Brent Weissman is much smarter than me.  She’s created just a fantastic book trailer with some of her contributors.  Ever wanted to see the school picture of Jarrett Krosoczka or the award winning (it actually was!) book of Grace Lin?  It’s all here.  They’re here. And it’s a very keen video to see:

The book comes out July 4th so be sure to order your copies today.

Thanks to Elissa Weissman for letting me debut her trailer!

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. I enjoyed this trailer SO MUCH! Thanks, Betsy!

  2. Thanks so much for this lovely debut! I just wanted to give a big shoutout to BoTra Productions for making this awesome trailer.