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Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, and painting at age ten. He won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors, he began his professional career as an artist. He has worked with numerous companies including Dreamworks, where he served as the lead conceptual artist for Amistad and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron; Sports Illustrated; Coca-Cola; The United States Postal Service; and Major League Baseball. In 1999, he started collaborating with several notable authors on a series of picture books including Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen; Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange; and Salt in His Shoes by Deloris and Roslyn Jordan. He won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a Caldecott Honor and an NAACP Image Award for illustrating Carol Boston Weatherford's Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. He is the author and illustrator of We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball… (more)
Henry's Freedom Box (Illustrator) 3,762 copies, 499 reviews
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Illustrator) 1,163 copies, 114 reviews
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream (Illustrator) 1,109 copies, 34 reviews
Dancing in the Wings (Illustrator) 857 copies, 37 reviews
The Undefeated (Illustrator) 789 copies, 77 reviews
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) (Cover artist, some editions) 742 copies, 29 reviews
Please, Puppy, Please (Illustrator) 635 copies, 27 reviews
Please, Baby, Please (Illustrator) 593 copies, 43 reviews
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) (Illustrator) 587 copies, 51 reviews
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrator) 570 copies, 21 reviews
Just the Two of Us (Illustrator) 539 copies, 39 reviews
Blue Sky White Stars (Illustrator) 509 copies, 6 reviews
The Souls of Black Folk: With The Talented Tenth and The Souls of White… (Cover artist, some editions) 461 copies, 7 reviews
Ellington Was Not a Street (Illustrator) 399 copies, 47 reviews
The Real Slam Dunk (Illustrator) 388 copies, 1 review
Thunder Rose (Illustrator) 384 copies, 30 reviews
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (Illustrator) 366 copies, 46 reviews
Tales From Shakespeare (Illustrator) 300 copies, 2 reviews
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (Illustrator) 220 copies, 16 reviews
Brothers of the Knight (Illustrator) 216 copies, 8 reviews
The Village that Vanished (Illustrator) 186 copies, 18 reviews
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life (Illustrator) 185 copies, 6 reviews
Big Jabe (Illustrator) 134 copies, 8 reviews
The Real Lucky Charm (Cover artist) 111 copies, 2 reviews
Under the Christmas Tree (Illustrator) 61 copies, 2 reviews
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