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Daniel Bernstrom

Daniel Bernstrom is a poet and the author of 6 picture books, including One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. All Daniel’s previous books feature Black characters, reflecting everyday adventures and joy. This is Daniel’s first book that features animals exclusively. He holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults. His book Big Papa and the Time Machine, the story of his grandfather leaving the south to find work and start a family amid the challenges of 20th-century African American life, won the Minnesota Book Award. Daniel lives in Worthington, Minnesota, with his wife and 5 adorable children.