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Jesse's award-winning debut picture book, Open This Little Book, was a recipient of the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature. Illustrated by Suzy Lee, Open This Little Book was a 2014 Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and a 2013 Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year.
Jesse was born and raised in Madison, WI. The daughter of two teachers, Jesse has been reading and writing stories as long as she can remember. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Jesse worked at Nickelodeon Animation Studios and most recently was an assistant editor at Penguin Group's, Dial Books for Young Readers. She is currently back in Madison, WI editing other people's stories, and writing her own.
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