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Andrea Cheng spoke at the Toledo Museum of Art. She is one of the author/illustrators in the Storybook Stars exhibition. Andrea showed how wood blocks were used to create her first book, Where the Steps Were. Andrea Cheng teaches English as a Second Language in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and their three children. She is the daughter of Hungarian Jewish immigrants and grew up among extended family members, many of whom survived the Holocaust. Her family spoke mostly Hungarian at home. Ms. Cheng attended Cornell University, where she studied Chinese. She is married to a Chinese American, himself the son of immigrants. She has written many books for children.