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Melodye Rosales (also known as Melodye Benson Rosales) was the first illustrator of the Addy Walker books. She is also credited in the abridged illustrations as a vignette illustrator.

American Girl Books Illustrated

First editions (1993-1998)
Abridged Editions

Other Books Illustrated by Rosales

  • Corey's Dad Drinks Too Much by Anne Courtney
  • Hopscotch Love: A Family Treasury of Love Poems by Nikki Grimes
  • Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus by Irene Smalls and Paul Goodnigt
  • On the Day I Was Born by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate
  • A Strawbeater's Thanksgiving by Irene Smalls

Books Written/Illustrated by Rosales

  • The Adventures of Minnie: Minnie Saves The Day
  • Leola And The Honeybears
  • Twas the Night B'Fore Christmas: An African-American Version


Rosales modeled Addy after one of her daughters, Harmonia (website).

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