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John Steptoe was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 14, 1950. He attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. He was an author and illustrator of children's books. His first book, Stevie, was published in 1969. During his lifetime, he illustrated 15 more books, 9 of which he also wrote. The Story of Jumping Mouse and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters were named Caldecott honor books. Mother Crocodile and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters received the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. He died of AIDS on August 28, 1989 at the age of 38. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
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The Story of Jumping Mouse 942 copies, 37 reviews
Stevie 335 copies, 9 reviews
All the Colors of the Race (Illustrator) 109 copies, 14 reviews
Baby Says 100 copies, 11 reviews
Creativity 75 copies, 9 reviews
Daddy Is a Monster...Sometimes 46 copies, 6 reviews
Birthday 26 copies, 1 review
Train Ride 19 copies, 1 review
Marcia 14 copies, 1 review
Uptown 9 copies

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