Black Women Kid Lit Illustrators

Check out these links to African American female children's book illustrators compiled by librarian and book reviewer Ed Spicer, published here with his permission:
Note (8/24/09): Ed now has the updated list at his website.


Ed Spicer said…

Thanks so much for posting this! Anyone knowing new links may also send them directly to me, Ed Spicer, at

And, while I do a lot of work at libraries and for libraries (and librarians)and I am a mere practicum away from a second master's degree and certification as a school library media specialist, I am not yet a librarian. I teach first grade!

Another list I will soon be looking to create (and post) is the list of Korean authors and illustrators of children's books. My son is Korean and I can remember the lesson he taught me when Linda Sue Park and An Na swept the Newbery and Printz! Suggestions?
Color Online said…

Check out Shen Books blog, Paper tigers and there is a current SE Asia Round-up at Chasing Ray's.

Visit us at Color Online, too, for multicultural children's lit.

Mitali, please drop me a line at I have a request.

Don said…
Cozi A. Cabera
Ed Spicer said…
Color Online,

Thanks so much for the links, including your own.

Lori Calabrese said…
What an amazing list of talent. I just adore Nicole Tadgell and had the pleasure of interviewing her at Lori Calabrese Writes!. She's just amazing!

I can't wait to visit the sites of everyone!
Thanks, Mitali!
Might be a typo, it's "Cozbi" A. Cabrera. She's fantastic!
another is Vanessa Newton.

this is such a fantastic list -- thank you.