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Pat Cummings

About The Author

Pat Cummings was born in Chicago but grew up traveling with her military family all over the world. She has been writing and illustrating children’s books since she graduated from Pratt Institute and is the author and/or illustrator of more than forty books. In addition to Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner My Mama Needs Me and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor winners Storm in the Night, C.L.O.U.D.S., and Just Us Women, Pat’s luminous work includes Angel BabyClean Your RoomHarvey Moon!; and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Talking With Artists. She teaches children’s book illustration and writing at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and Pratt Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and the ghost of her cat, Cash. You can visit her online at

Books by Pat Cummings