Mrs. Salvador is one tough teacher. But Regina Lillian Hadwig, a very quiet student, doesn’t mind. She likes the order and discipline Mrs. Salvador expects. At a report card conference, Mrs. Salvador tells Regina’s mom that Regina is doing a great job, but that she is very quiet. “Are you quiet at home, like you are in school?” Mrs. Salvador asks Regina. And Regina thinks of the secret she keeps so quiet—the one even her mom doesn’t know, about the secret things her father does. “Yes, I’m quiet at home, too,” says Regina. “Maybe we can work on that,” says Mrs. Salvador. When Mrs. Salvador reads a book about Stranger Danger, she emphasizes one thing—that the person doing the inappropriate touching might not be a stranger at all. It might be someone a child knows very well. Will Regina find the courage to tell Mrs. Salvador her terrible secret?
Shannon Riggs’s work has appeared in many magazines and in several anthologies. She lives in Oregon with her husband. Jaime Zollars received her BFA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design. She has illustrated children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns.
Jaime Zollars has illustrated books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include Random House, Clarion, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Scholastic, Algonquin, Simon and Schuster, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Jaime has taught in both the undergraduate illustration and the MFA in Illustration Practice programs at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and has been lucky enough to serve on several boards. Jaime loves coffee, eclairs, and traveling new places with her family.