Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace.
WILL IT BE OKAY?
by Crescent Dragonwagon & Jessica Love
Cameron Kids/Abrams, September 2022
In this beautiful new edition of a timeless picture book classic, a child asks, « Will it be okay? » That bee sting, that thunderstorm, those powerful feelings, losing a loved one. Written by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of legendary children’s book author and editor Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the equally inimitable Jessica Love, WILL IT BE OKAY? answers a timeless and universal question with honesty, humanity, beauty, and humor. Will it be okay? Yes—yes, it will.
Crescent Dragonwagon is the award-winning author of more than 50 books for readers of all ages, including the original edition of WILL IT BE OKAY?, published in 1977 by HarperCollins. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Jessica Love is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her critically acclaimed debut picture book, Julián Is a Mermaid, has received several prestigious awards, including the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award, as well as numerous starred reviews. She lives in New York.