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Mo Willems describes what it was like to work for Sesame Street.

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Mo Willems

Children’s Author

Caldecott-winner Mo Willems grew up in New Orleans. He spent much of his youth telling stories and drawing. Willems especially loved reading “Peanuts” comics and then sketching Snoopy and Charlie Brown himself. “I even wrote a letter to Charles Schulz,” Willems recalls, “saying that I wanted his job when he died.” During high school, Willems acted in plays and started doing standup routines at comedy clubs.