In the 1970s, Sally Mahe and Linda Riekes wrote the “Law in Action Series” (published by West Publishing in 1975). We had begun working with the director of a graphics firm in St Louis’ Central West End. One day the director took off without notice leaving us stranded. Mary Engelbreit, who was a college student at the time, was working there. Mary understood that we needed civics books with the liveliest illustrations ever. She said, “I can give you what you need.” Mary, who became a renowned artist and designer, provided illustrations that resonated with students and piqued their curiosity. Our efforts came together in a five book series published in 1975, with a second edition published in 1980.