Stacey Innerst

Books by This Illustrator

Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants

Illustrated by: Stacey Innerst
Age Level: 3-6
Early miners' pants couldn't hold up as they dug for gold when the California gold rush started — until a man named Levi Strauss headed west with a "DANG!" good idea! This tall tale version of how Levis (jeans) came into existence is told with verve and humor in both textured illustration and lighthearted text, ideal for reading aloud. It fills in what little is known about the real man.

M is for Music

Illustrated by: Stacey Innerst
Age Level: 6-9

The alphabet is used as a device to introduce the vocabulary for a range of musical styles as well as the names of famous musicians. Jaunty illustrations combine with energetic language for an intriguing glimpse into music and musicians.

The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come

Drawing of a large group of people surrounding by a man with a beard and a book.
By: Sue Macy
Illustrated by: Stacey Innerst
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he’s found plenty. Lansky’s treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he’s finding more every day.