LAT Book Festival + Common writes children's books?

It's spring which means book festival time. I was looking at the list of authors for the LA Times Festival of Books which is April 25-26 at UCLA. There are hundreds of authors who will be there including:

Chris Abani
Mary Gaitskill
Aimee Bender
Kadir Nelson
Laila Lalami
Ron Carlson
Sesshu Foster

and Common.

Common Common?

Apparently he's interested in urban literacy and has started a children's book series. The first title, "Mirror in Me" was released in '08. He also has a foundation (Common Ground Foundation) that has created a website featuring a children's book club. Inkwell Bookstore Blog did a review of the website last month.

As my 98-year old grandmother likes to say, Well alright.

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