Red Beans & Rice is author Jeanette Rose Weiland's second children's book focusing on and celebrating New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, where she has lived over half her life. She is infatuated with historic architecture, tropical gardens, and gregarious neighbors. Ms. Weiland and her husband are the parents of two young children, and they relish the fact that their kids have the opportunity to grow up in a place unmatched in color and culture.