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Illustrator Spotlight: E.B. Lewis

Illustrator Spotlight: E.B. Lewis


Books:

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More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Author Spotlight: Jerdine Nolen

Author Spotlight: Jerdine Nolen


Books:

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More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Illustrator Spotlight: Christopher Myers

Illustrator Spotlight: Christopher Myers


Books:

black-catfirebirdharlemhorsejabberwockyjake-makes-a-worldjazzlooking-like-memy-penwe-are-america

Websites:


More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Illustrator Spotlight: Bryan Collier

Illustrator Spotlight: Bryan Collier

The Watcher

Bryan Collier writes and illustrates books for children.

“1992 and 1993, I would go to the bookstores in the children’s books section, and I never really saw books that looked like me. And this sort of set me on the quest of wanting to illustrate and tell stories and do stories that sort of sounded and felt like me, where I would paint people of color, mainly, and sort of tell our stories. And there’re so many wonderful and diverse ways to do that, and I just think that that’ll be wonderful as an artist, to sort of use your artwork to sort of do something like that.” ~ Bryan Collier on telling the stories of people of color – Reading Rockets Interview

 


Awards:

Coretta Scott King Honor and Award for Author and/or Illustration:

  • 2001 Illustrator Honor Freedom River
  • 2001 Illustrator Winner Uptown
  • 2001 Illustrator Honor Martin’s Big Words
  • 2003 Illustrator Honor Visiting Langston
  • 2006 Illustrator Winner Rosa
  • 2011 Illustrator Winner Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
  • 2013 Illustrator Winner I, Too, Am America
  • 2014 Illustrator Winner Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
  • 2016 Illustrator Winner Trombone Shorty

Caldecott Medal Honor Award:

  • 2001 Honor Martin’s Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 2006 Honor Rosa
  • 2011 Honor Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
  • 2016 Honor Trombone Shorty

eBooks & eAudio:

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Print Books:

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More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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Author/Illustrator Spotlight: Jerry Pinkney

Author/Illustrator Spotlight: Jerry Pinkney


Books by Jerry Pinkney:

aesops-fablesjohn-henrylittle-red-riding-hoodmirandy-and-brother-windnoahs-arkplain-sightpuss-in-bootssweethearts-of-rhythmthe-christmas-bootthe-grasshopper-and-the-antsthe-lion-and-the-mousethe-little-red-henthe-old-africanthe-talking-eggsthe-tortoise-and-the-hareuncle-remus

Websites:


More about Black History:


To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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