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Meet our founder

Alessandra Requena

Alessandra founded the Bookstagang Guild in 2019 and continues to work as a key organizer. As @readwithriver, she shares picture books and facilitates key discussions about picture book theory and the picture book industry. She is a cohost of the Picture Bookstagang Podcast and also runs the TikTok account @nonna.elda.cooks with over 363k followers (and 155k on Instagram!). Alessandra's debut picture book will be released by the publisher Frances Lincoln in 2023. 

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