Shane W. Evans

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Shane Evans studied at Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated in 1993 and began traveling the world. In addition to contract work in illustration, graphic design and web design for major companies, Evans has conceptualized and illustrated numerous children’s books.
 
Many of the books have been featured in the media such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBA Inside Stuff, Reading Rainbow and Late Night with David Letterman. Shane has received much acclaim within the children’s literary field for his work on children’s books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It To The Hoop Magic Johnson." His accolades range from being honored by First Lady Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children.


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Q&A with BLACK JACK author Charles R. Smith Jr.

In this short Q&A, the author of BLACK JACK: The Ballad of Jack Johnson talks about the inspiration and importance of writing this story for young readers.

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We March

written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
A Neal Porter Book

The acclaimed author and artist of Underground brings his talents to this account of the 1963 March on Washington.


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The Way a Door Closes

Hope Anita Smith; Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Square Fish

An award winning, poignant novel in poems about a family coping with a father’s disappearance


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Underground

written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
A Neal Porter Book

One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath...


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Black Jack

by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Shane W. Evans
A Neal Porter Book

Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and...


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