Sarah & Ian Hoffman
Remember the old commercial when the chocolate and the peanut butter collide, and accidentally invent the peanut butter cup? Well, long ago, Sarah was writing for adults—for newspapers, magazines, and radio—about raising their gender-nonconforming son, Sam. At the same time, Ian—an architect by day—was writing and illustrating picture books for kids. One day, it dawned on them to work together, and write picture books about gender. That’s how the Jacob series was born. Just like a peanut butter cup.