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TOYOMI IGUS is a communicator. During her career, she has been a magazine editor and writer, academic book publisher, corporate and marketing communications professional, and children’s book author. I See the Rhythm of Gospel (Zonderkidz) is her sixth children’s book. Others include When I Was Little and Great Women in the Struggle (Just Us Books); Going Back Home (Childrens’ Book Press), winner of the American Book Award, and I See the Rhythm (Childrens’ Book Press), winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and her very personal Two Mrs. Gibsons (Childrens’ Book Press). Igus was one of the featured writers in To the Young Writer: Nine Writers Talk About Their Craft by Hank Nuwer (Franklin Watts Press, 2002). She was also inducted into the Western New York Women’s Hall of Fame in 2004 for her work in promoting literacy among children. Igus is currently the head of Igus Simon & Associates, a Los Angeles-based health care and social causes communications and marketing firm. She has two children and lives in Culver City, CA. (3/2011)

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