ALLIAH L. AGOSTINI has marketed everything from beauty to tech, but motherhood helped her return to her first love: children’s literature. She is the author of Junior Library Guild Selection Big Tune: Rise of the Dancehall Prince (A 2023 New York Public Library Best Book of the Year), Oprah Winfrey: A Little Golden Book Biography, The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States, The Juneteenth Cookbook: Recipes and Activities for Kids and Families to Celebrate, and more joyful books for children and families.
A Buffalo, NY native, Alliah has an A.B. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard. She currently resides in New Jersey with her family.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Big Tune: Rise of the Dancehall Prince Junior Library Guild Selection New York Public Library, Best of Books of 2023 Chicago Public Library, Best Board and Picture Books of 2023 SCBWI Book Club Selection, October 2023 Starred Review, Kirkus Best Books of March 2023, Kirkus Starred Review, Publishers Weekly The Juneteenth Story Best Historical: Black Kidlit Awardsw