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Kadir Nelson

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Image credit: Nelson at the 2017 Texas Book Festival By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64017575

Obras de Kadir Nelson

Associated Works

Henry's Freedom Box (2007) — Ilustrador — 3,949 cópias
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (2006) — Ilustrador — 1,229 cópias
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream (2000) — Ilustrador — 1,175 cópias
Dancing in the Wings (2000) — Ilustrador — 905 cópias
The Undefeated (2019) — Ilustrador — 872 cópias
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) (2017) — Artista da capa, algumas edições801 cópias
Please, Puppy, Please (2005) — Ilustrador — 659 cópias
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) (2012) — Ilustrador — 628 cópias
Please, Baby, Please (2001) — Ilustrador — 622 cópias
Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (2008) — Ilustrador — 606 cópias
Blue Sky White Stars (2017) — Ilustrador — 585 cópias
Just the Two of Us (2001) — Ilustrador — 553 cópias
The Souls of Black Folk: With The Talented Tenth and The Souls of White Folk (1903) — Artista da capa, algumas edições481 cópias
The Real Slam Dunk (2005) — Ilustrador — 441 cópias
Ellington Was Not a Street (2004) — Ilustrador — 410 cópias
Thunder Rose (2003) — Ilustrador — 408 cópias
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (2010) — Ilustrador — 378 cópias
Tales From Shakespeare (2004) — Ilustrador — 309 cópias
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (2011) — Ilustrador — 230 cópias
Brothers of the Knight (1999) — Ilustrador — 227 cópias
The Village that Vanished (2002) — Ilustrador — 198 cópias
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life (2005) — Ilustrador — 198 cópias
Big Jabe (2000) — Ilustrador — 138 cópias
The Real Lucky Charm (2005) — Artista da capa — 114 cópias
Under the Christmas Tree (1800) — Ilustrador — 65 cópias
Amistad: "Give Us Free" (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks) (1997) — Ilustrador — 16 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
San Diego, California, USA
Pratt Institute



A history of Negro League Baseball, told in a conversational style and accompanied with gorgeous illustrations. Each "inning" (chapter) highlights a different element of its history (influential players, owners, famous games, life for the players, etc).
sloth852 | outras 88 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
At first I found the voice confusing. Was it a biography or a quote?

Once I got past that I read a good book with beautiful illustrations.

It’s a narrow path to walk- having books that are a true representation of black Americans without the critical race theory skewing them as is common today.

That makes it even more important to use discernment when selecting a title.
FamiliesUnitedLL | outras 45 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
Five stars for art, no doubt. Kadir Nelson is really a genius illustrator, particularly his portraits, which are captivating and have this epic quality. How can an illustration just seem important in and of itself? I don't know, but these illustrations do. They're powerful.

Now on to the text: I love that Nelson took over 400 years of history and told the story in under 100 pages. To sit and read this book in one go feels like the entire history of this country is flashing before your eyes. The scope of it is awesome.

Of course, you can't really squeeze the whole "Story of America and African Americans" into 100 pages, can you? Not without leaving the reader feeling a little dizzy. And that's where I think the text runs into trouble. You have to skip over big stuff, and not really explain most things to satisfaction. It can be a little confusing and it has some bumpy transitions. Despite my complaints, the overall impact of the book is impressive.
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LibrarianDest | outras 45 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
RCornell | outras 15 resenhas | Oct 19, 2023 |



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