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Lorraine Nam

Lorraine Nam is the illustrator of the picture-book biography Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars (HarperCollins, 2019). Her editorial and cover illustrations have appeared in publications including NBC News Think, Bravery Magazine, Scoop, Teaching Tolerance, Eater, and Country Living, in which she was also listed as one of the country’s 100 Most Creative People in 2018.


Illustration by Lorraine Name

What the Bear Doesn’t Know

Fall 2019 | Essays

Our daughter talked early and walked late and was a lover of books even before she could talk. So it is not always easy to reconstruct the chronology of her enthusiasms for the stories we read to her and the make-believe they inspired, especially now that she is a few years older than her mother and I were at her birth. The difficulty has not deterred us: “Storytime” has become a story in itself for our family, a mythology all our own, though the telling calls up emotions any aging parent might claim.