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Bryan Collier

About Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier is the winner of the 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Trombone Shorty, written by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and published by Abrams.

2016 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance by Bryan Collier

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I would like to give thanks to all the members of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards committee for their hard work in shining a light on Trombone Shorty, as well as on many other important books. A special thanks goes out to my agent, Marcia Wernick, and to the staff of Abrams Books, especially […]

Bryan Collier’s 2014 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance

Knock Knock

I was inspired to create this book by Daniel Beaty’s wonderful monologue “Knock Knock.” His emotional delivery and moving text of a boy’s struggle to navigate his way toward manhood — not completely alone, but without the presence of his father — set the tone for this rollercoaster-like ride that is this boy’s life. The […]

CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes

Thank you to everyone who has come to be a part of this wonderful celebration of African American stories and imagery created by today’s best writers and illustrators. I give special thanks to God 
and family and to my publisher Simon & Schuster and all its great designers like Laurent Linn as well as other […]

2011 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance

I’d like to give a huge thanks to everyone who has come to take part in the Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast, a celebration of African American stories and images created by many of today’s best authors and illustrators. I give a special thanks to my publisher Little, Brown and its amazing staff of editors, […]