30+ Incredible Black Children’s Book Illustrators
Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
Photography by Christian Robinson, Photographed by Michelle Drewes
Need some fresh inspiration for your summer reading stack? We’ve got you covered. Below, we’re celebrating 30 Black illustrators whose stunning artworks have brought to life hundreds of incredible children’s books in a variety of spellbinding styles. From award-winning superstars who’ve been illustrating for decades (hello, E.B. Lewis and Pat Cummings!), to rising talents in the field (like Christian Robinson and Keturah A. Bobo), we’re putting some faces, names, and stories to some of the most vibrant kid-lit artwork around. If these talented folks aren’t already mainstays on your child’s bookshelf, we’re confident you’ll discover dozens of soon-to-be-favorites below.
Is an illustrator you love missing from our list? Feel free to let us know in the comments below, as we’ll be updating this list regularly!
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