Kadir Nelson

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Kadir Nelson

Children's Literature- Brother's of The Knight (1999)- Big Jabe (2000)- Salt in His Shoes: Micheal Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream (2000)- Dancing in the Wings (2000)- Just the Two of Us (2001)- Please, Baby, Please (2002)- Under the Christmas Tree (2002)- The Village that Vanished (2002)- Thunder Rose (2003)- Ellington Was Not a Street (2004)- He's Got the Whole Worls in His Hands (2005)- The Real Slam Dunk (2005)- Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life (2005)- Please, Puppy, Please (2005)- Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (2006)- Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story About the Underground Railraod (2007)- Michael's Golden Rules (2007)- We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (2008)- Abe's Honest Words (2008)- Change Has Come (2009)- Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson (2009)- All God's Critters, Song Lyrics (2009)- Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya (2010)- A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Luis (2011)- Nelson Mandela (2013)- Baby Bear (2014)

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- At age eleven, Kadir was apprenticed by his uncle, an artist and art teacher.- He entered his paintings in an art competitions and won a scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York City.- Kadir has worked with Sports Illustrated, Coca Cola, New York Times, and Major League Baseball.- In 2008 Kadir Nelson won the Caldecott honor for his illustration for "Henry Freedom Box."

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Great Teaching Ideas

The Scholastic website is a great resource that provides teaching ideas for some of Kadir Nelson's books; such as "Henry's Freedom Box"

Kadir Nelson Official Website

Kadir Nelson

Kadir's Bibliography

Cool Facts

Kadir Nelson Interview


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