September 21st, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Kadir Nelson is the acclaimed illustrator of nearly thirty books for children. He has received Caldecott Honors for Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award), and Henry's Freedom Box. His authorial debut, We Are The Ship, was a NY Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor. His appeal and influence is widespread; he has been commissioned by the U.S. Congress to paint a portrait of Shirley Chisholm, which will be displayed among the portraits of other great lawmakers in our nation's capital. Kadir's artwork has been featured on commemorative stamps for the USPS. He is also the cover artist for Michael Jackson's posthumous album, Michael.
Kadir will speak on Wednesday, September 21st in Higgins Hall Auditorium at 7:00pm.