Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of Uptown, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, both of which are Caldecott Honor Books. The Chicago Sun-Times has called Collier’s art “breathtakingly beautiful.” Mr. Collier lives with his family in Harlem in New York City.
Coretta Scott King Medal for Illustrators
Willie Perdomo; illustrations by Bryan Collier
A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography.
Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first...
Rosa Storytime Set
By Nikki Giovanni; Illustrated by Bryan Collier; Read by the author.
Macmillan Young Listeners
Fifty years after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus, Mrs. Rosa Parks is still one of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement. This tribute...
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Claire Rudolf Murphy; Illustrations by Bryan Collier
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest.
Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has...
Lincoln and Douglass
Nikki Giovanni; illustrations by Bryan Collier
Our sixteenth president is known for many things: he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address during the Civil War. He was tall and skinny and notoriously stern-looking....
Nikki Giovanni; Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Winner of the Caldecott Honor Medal and the Coretta Scott King Medal, this picture book tribute to Rosa Parks celebrates the 50th anniversary of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus.
Willie Perdomo; Illustrated by Bryan Collier
A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer
It's a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes...
Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier discovers the vibrant world of Harlem, New York, as seen through the eyes of a little boy
"Uptown . . .
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