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Liz Bicknell

About Liz Bicknell

Liz Bicknell is executive vice president, executive editorial director, and associate publisher of Candlewick Press.

Profile of 2018 CSK Illustrator Award winner Ekua Holmes

In late 2011, I acquired a collection of poems from Carole Boston Weatherford about civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. I was overwhelmed by Hamer’s courage and persistence, and I loved Weatherford’s forthright, muscular poems about her. After a round of editing, I began the customary conversation with the art department about what the eventual […]