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Kadir Nelson


Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut <i>We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball</i>, 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 <i>Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad</i> and <i>Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom</i>, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

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Sharon Robinson
Carole Boston Weatherford
Sarvinder Naberhaus
Deloris Jordan
Roslyn M. Jordan
Debbie Allen
Doreen Rappaport
Matt De La Peña
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Book Dedications by Kadir Nelson

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

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