E.B. Lewis


E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at

Dark Was the Night
Preaching to the Chickens
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
The Secret World of Walter Anderson
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Under the Baobab Tree
Each Kindness
Homegrown House
Bippity Bop Barbershop
Across The Alley

Most Popular E.B. Lewis Books

    Each Kindness
    Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis
    The Other Side
    Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis
    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
    Angela Johnson, E.B. Lewis
    Bippity Bop Barbershop
    Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E.B. Lewis
    Coming on Home Soon
    Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis
    Under the Baobab Tree
    Julie Stiegemeyer, E.B. Lewis

Book Stats


All E.B. Lewis Books

2020Dark Was the NightGary Golio32
2016Preaching to the ChickensJabari Asim32
2015Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, AlabamaHester Bass32
2014The Secret World of Walter AndersonHester Bass48
2014All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of FreedomAngela Johnson40
2013TrouperMeg Kearney32
2012Under the Baobab TreeJulie Stiegemeyer32
2012Each KindnessJacqueline Woodson32
2009Homegrown HouseJanet S. Wong40
2009Bippity Bop BarbershopNatasha Anastasia Tarpley32
2006Across The AlleyRichard Michelson32
2005Virgie Goes to School with Us BoysElizabeth Fitzgerald Howard32
2005This Little Light of MinePublic Domain32
2004Coming on Home SoonJacqueline Woodson32
2004When You Were BornDianna Hutts Aston32
2001The Other SideJacqueline Woodson32
2001The Bat Boy and His ViolinGavin Curtis32
1998Fire on the MountainJane Kurtz40
1997Only a PigeonJane Kurtz, Christopher Kurtz40
1994Fire on the MountainJane Kurtz40


Jacqueline Woodson
Angela Johnson
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Julie Stiegemeyer
Public Domain
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Gavin Curtis
Jane Kurtz
Meg Kearney
Richard Michelson
Gary Golio
Hester Bass
Christopher Kurtz
Dianna Hutts Aston
Janet S. Wong
Jabari Asim

Book Dedications by E.B. Lewis

  • Those who forget our past are doomed to repeat it.
    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
  • To my friend Wadud Ahmad
    Bippity Bop Barbershop