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The Right Stuff: Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Award-Winning Author of Children’s Books, Supports Equity and Inclusion

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Determined to focus on a career in art, Cocca-Leffler enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, majoring in illustration.

“When you begin art school, you don’t really know what area to focus on, so I took every single art course possible, including; pottery, architecture, graphic design, drawing and painting, before I landed on illustration,” said Cocca-Leffler. “It seemed like a natural choice, since I loved children’s book art and already had acquired quite a collection of children’s books.”

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