124 – Interview with Ronni Diamondstein

In this interview, author Ronni Diamondstein discusses her new book, Jackie and the Books She Loved. This story, which was beautifully illustrated by Bats Langley, tells of the love that Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis had for books. From early childhood she was an avid reader. She would grow up to be a journalist, help her husband John F. Kennedy with writing his own book, and eventually build a career as a book editor.

Jackie edited many different kinds of books, from serious works of philosophy to the biographies of pop stars. But she also edited children’s books, including:

At the Zoo by Paul Simon
The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales by Boris Zvorykin
The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sís
Amy The Dancing Bear by Carly Simon