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Shadra Strickland

About Shadra Strickland

Shadra Strickland’s picture book Please, Louise (Wiseman/Simon), written by Toni and Slade Morrison, will be published in March 2014. Alongside her studio practice, she teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art and blogs about “Living the Dream” at

Do Great Work and the Rest Will Follow

Growing up in the heart of the South, I saw firsthand how people were excluded based on skin color. I was taught that the rules weren’t the same for blacks and whites, but I also witnessed game-changers such as John Lewis and Coretta Scott King, who rose in spite of that fact. I never thought […]