Kadir Nelson illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books: Moses and Henry's Freedom BoxJust the Two of Us by Will Smith won an NAACP Image Award, and his book We Are the Ship continues to garner major awards. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won the Coretta Scott King Award.

Nelson showed artistic talent at age 3 and began working in oils by age 16. He lives in Los Angeles. For more information about Nelson, please visit kadirnelson.com.

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