Matt Faulkneris a talented and clever picture-book maker whose dazzling ink and watercolor illustrations have graced dozens of well-loved picture books. On his inspiration forA Taste of Colored Water,he says, "When I was a boy it would've surprised me to learn that the word COLORED hung over a water fountain didn't mean that this was a magical place where fruit-flavored water flowed on demand." This story has grown out of his lifelong exploration of race and societal intolerance and the questions these institutions raise. His more recent work features several titles that focus on United States history, includingThank You, Sarahby Laurie Halse Anderson andYou're on Your Way, Teddy Rooseveltby Judith St. George. He lives in Oakland, California, with his son.Faulkner, Matt is the author of 'Taste of Colored Water ', published 2008 under ISBN 9781416916291 and ISBN 1416916296.