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Happy Anniversary: The People Could Fly

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales told by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1985. We look back on this iconic Coretta Scott King Author Award winner (also a CSK Illustrator honor) as it celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary.   Since...

Review of Love and the Rocking Chair

Love and the Rocking Chair by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon; 
illus. by the authors Primary    Blue Sky/Scholastic    40 pp.    g 10/19    978-1-338-33265-0    $18.99 In this final collaboration (a note explains that much of the book, which was drawn from the couple’s own experiences, had been finished and put aside...

Leo Dillon (1933-2012)

Leo Dillon has passed away. Over a career that spanned five decades, the formidable illustrator, along with his collaborator and wife Diane, won numerous awards, including two Caldecott Medals (Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, 1976 and Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions, 1977), a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and several...

The Dillons on the Dillions

The Dillons in 1976. Photograph by Terry Langendeon.Diane Dillonby Leo DillonDIANE DILLON is one of the finest artists I've ever known, and I realized it even before I met her. I was at Parsons School of Design in New York City when one day I noticed a painting hanging on...

Leo and Diane Dillon

by Phyllis J. FogelmanDIANE AND LEO DILLON were born just eleven days apart in the month of March and both recall loving to draw for as long as they can remember. Although there are other similarities in their backgrounds, there are also  great differences.Leo was born and brought up in...

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