Add It to the List: MAYOR PETE by Rob Sanders, art by Levi Hastings

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has made history as the first millennial and first openly gay man to run for the Democratic nomination for president. By taking this step and being so visible, he is showing millions of kids what is possible.

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I met Rob at an SCBWI conference years ago and have watched his writing career take off—he was the first person who came to mind when I decided to pursue a book about Mayor Pete. I’m thrilled Rob was interested and blown away by the craft, thoroughness, and energy of his manuscript. My awesome assistant Mark has had Levi on his radar for some time—we’ve been waiting for the right project, and for sure, Mayor Pete is it.