About Author Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan is an author, artist, and teacher who was the first African American man to both write and illustrate a book for children. His work has earned widespread recognition, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and several Coretta Scott King awards and honors. His two volumes of collections of Black American spirituals, Walk Together Children and I’m Going To Sing are his seminal works forming the foundation of so much of his imagery. He lives on Little Cranberry Island (Islesford) off the coast of Maine.

www.ashleybryancenter.org

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