Reading Rockets Interview with Kadir Nelson

Check out this Reading Rockets interview with author and illustrator Kadir Nelson Beyond being found in children’s books, Nelson’s work can also be viewed in the collections of various notable institutions including the United States House of Representatives, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and the United States Postal Museum. His illustrations can also frequently be seen on the cover of the New Yorker magazine. Below are several books illustrated by Nelson that feature several historical figures. #BlackHistoryMonth


Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson


A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis Written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Kadir Nelson


Testing the Ice Written by Sharon Robinson and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson


We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball Written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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