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Valerie Bolling is passionate about creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel seen and heard, valued and validated. She is the author of five picture books (Let’s Dance!, Together We Ride, Together We Swim, Ride, Roll, Run: Time For Fun!, and Bing, Bop, Bam: Time To Jam!) and Rainbow Days, a Scholastic Acorn early reader series. A graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, Teachers College, Valerie has been an educator for 30 years and is an active member of the kidlit community – teaching picture book classes (independently and for the Highlights Foundation), serving as a mentor, and presenting at conferences. Valerie lives in Connecticut with her husband where they enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater, and dancing.

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