Authors & Illustrators for Children (AIC) is an organization of children’s book creators committed to vote, campaign, and speak out for candidates who will create a safe, healthy, and inspired future for children everywhere.

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Yes! I support Hillary. She is the most qualified, best hope we have.

Judy Blume
Library of Congress Living Legend National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American letters ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, In The Unlikely Event, Blubber, Superfudge and many, many more.

I'm voting for Hillary Clinton for president because she is the most experienced, capable, tested, tough, and empathetic candidate.

I believe she has the ability to manage foreign affairs, business concerns, justice issues, social welfare, and lasting domestic progress. Plus, she surrounds herself with other deeply capable people that together will provide her with thoughtful options for every major decision. She is both a leader and a listener, and I fully expect her decisions for our country will be well considered.

Jack Gantos, Recipient of the 2012 Newbery Medal
Dead End in Norvelt, Joey Pigza, Rotten Ralph

Despite what they say about her, a candidate can’t be overqualified for president.

She can only be supremely qualified, as Hillary Clinton is. She’s spent her career making lives better, especially the lives of women and children. Her impact, over decades, nationally and internationally, has been overwhelmingly positive. She was a great senator for me, a New Yorker. I want her to be a great president for all of us. Of course, I’m voting for her.

Gail Carson Levine
Recipient, Newberry Honor Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night, Fairest, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, The Wish, & many more

I'm voting for Hillary Clinton because she's the best-qualified candidate by a hundred miles.

She has strength and compassion, experience and vision; she commands respect worldwide. Fantasy belongs in novels, not in the mind and tongue of the Commander-in-Chief; Clinton is rooted in reality.

Susan Cooper
Recipient, the Newbery Medal, the ALA Margaret A Edwards Award The Dark is Rising sequence, The Boggart, King of Shadows, Victory, Ghost Hawk

Hillary embodies what every politician should: caring about everyone.

Chris L. Demarest
New York Times Top-Ten Picture Book, School Library Journal Best Book AwardThe Butterfly Jar, Firefighters A to Z, Smokejumpers One to Ten, Lindberg, My Little Red Car, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: A Military Alphabet, Arlington: The Story of Our Nation’s Cemetery, My Blue Boat, Honk!

I'm voting for Hillary because she knows the world scene, so vital in politics today.

I’m voting for Hillary because she understands Washington. And I’m voting for Hillary because the alternative is appalling.

Tamora Pierce
Recipient, 2013 ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award
Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, Tortall and Other Lands, Wild Magic, Terrier, Sandry’s Book & many more

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