Age 50+


Hometown Tulsa, OK


Currently Easton, PA


Family Velma, wife/agent

Dayton,  football son

Kai, music & art son


Books Over 96 published

children’s  books.


Awards 3 Coretta Scott King Honors,  10 ALA Notables,

2 NAACP Image Award nominations,  NJ Center for the Book Inaugural Award, Jane Addams Peace Award Honor, Simon Wiesenthal Gold Medal 2011, IPPY Gold Medal 2011, Pennsylvania School Librarians Outstanding Illustrator 2011,  numerous Bank Street College Book of the Year Honors, Parent’s Choice Honors and starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and School Library Journal, Texas Bluebonnet Award short list 2011, Grand Canyon Reader Award short list, Georgia Book Award short list, Coretta Scott King Award 2009, the prestigious Sankae Award of Japan 2012, the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 2012-2013, NAACP IMAGE AWARD nomination 2013.


On being a children’s author  “Giving kids a positive alternative to counteract the negative impact of what is conveyed in today’s media is a huge opportunity.”




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