JENNIFER BLACK REINHARDT
Local author/illustrator Jennifer Black Reinhardt will read from, show images of, and talk about her delightful new children’s book, Blue Ethel. "Ethel is old, she is fat, she is black, and she is white. She is also a cat who is very set in her ways . . . until the day she turns blue! Blue Ethel is an adorable story . . . showing readers that being different can be a good thing.” —Margaret Ferguson Books
Jennifer Black Reinhardt received a degree in Illustration from Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked in advertising, and has had her artwork featured on calendars, humor books, needlepoint kits, collector plates, and greeting cards. She is the illustrator of several books for children including The Inventor’s Secret; What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade, Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons by Alice B. McGinty, The Adventures of a South Pole Pig written by Chris Kurtz, and Yaks Yak by Linda Sue Park. She lives in Iowa City with her family and a big, white poodle.