Dianne de Las Casas
American award-winning children's book author and storyteller who
toured internationally and published more than two dozen books,
including The Cajun Cornbread Boy and The Gigantic Sweet Potato, who had recently started the international initiative designating November as Picture Book Month, which was recognized by the American Association of School Librarians.
Cause of Death: House fire
Born: January 15, 1970
Died: August 21, 2017
Location: Harvey, Louisiana