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Local author, illustrator release children's book on diversity

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A local illustrator and local writer are launching a new children's book this weekend. 

Jill Calvagna and Tom Wartowski combined efforts for their book "You Are Like An Acorn." 

They say the book educates young children on different levels such as self-worth. 

"It appears to come across as a story about colors and shapes, but really, there are different layers to the book. It covers diversity, you know, hitting you over the head with it," Wartowski says. 

"So it's been something that I've wanted to do for a really long time. And so it was great that I got the opportunity to be able to illustrate this book for him," Calvagna says. 

The two will be at the Rockford Arts Council's Spring Arts Show this weekend at Anderson Gardens. 

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