Dianne de Las Casas


Age: 47

Filipino-born 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

Harvey, Louisiana