Biography for I Grew Up to Be President

Laurie Calkhoven is a children's writer and editor living in New York City. She has written many historical children's books including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. You can visit her at

Rebecca Zomchek, anaward winning illustrator, graduated with a BFA in Illustration, Summa Cum Laude with Honors, from Syracuse University. Rebecca lives in New York City, but you can visit her at