Author & Illustrator

Kadir Nelson


Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several New York Times bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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Toon Book Series

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Sarvinder Naberhaus
Deloris Jordan
Roslyn M. Jordan
Debbie Allen
Doreen Rappaport
Kwame Alexander
Matt De La Peña
Carole Boston Weatherford
Ellen Levine
Sharon Robinson
James Otis Smith
Ntozake Shange

Book Dedications by Kadir Nelson

  • For my grandmother, Verlee Gunter Moore, I love you.
    The Undefeated