B.B. Knolls is the mother of a 4 year old and a 1 year old and has a PhD in Social Psychology. She hopes that the story helps children process their pandemic experiences and helps parents initiate a conversation about vaccines. "When a Shot Meant a Lot" is her first children's book. Ray Anne Shea (she/they) is a queer illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her full-time profession is in graphic and web design for global health advocacy, focusing on issues such as gender equity, mental health and more recently COVID-19 initiatives. She received her Bachelor of Science from Emory University and completed her U.S. Peace Corps service in Botswana, Africa.
"Such an important book for our times. Children need this book right now. Strongly recommend!" - Scott Barry Kauffman, host of The Psychology Podcast