Author & Illustrator

Ashley Bryan

Biography

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
I Am Loved
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
I Am Loved
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

Books by Ashley Bryan

    I Am Loved
    Ashley Bryan, Nikki Giovanni
    Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life
    Ashley Bryan
    Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace
    Ashley Bryan

Book Stats

2
Authored
3
Illustrated
1
Collaborators

All Ashley Bryan Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2019Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to PeaceAshley Bryan112
2018I Am LovedNikki Giovanni32
2016Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to LifeAshley Bryan56

Collaborators

Nikki Giovanni

Book Dedications by Ashley Bryan

  • To the memory of my mother and father, and to the inspiration of the voices and arts of our African ancestors.
    Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life