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Mr. Christie is a New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year Award; he’s also a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration. Christie has also received the NAACP’s Image Award, The Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award, American Library Associations’ Theodore Seuss Geisel Award, the 2013 Ashley Bryan Illustrated Africana Children’s Literature Award and a 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read Award in both 2014 and 2015. His illustrations have been featured on HBO Kids, PBS’ Between the Lions, on New York City’s subway cars for a year, on the 2013 Congo Square New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster, and on the 2013 United States Post Office Stamp entitled, “Kwanzaa Forever”.
He currently works as a freelance illustrator and operates his autographed children’s bookstore GAS-ART GIFTS in Decatur, Georgia. For more information, visit www.gas-art.com.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [National Leadership Grants for Libraries – B4 – LG-07-14-0063-14]