Sean Qualls’s work is a mixed media combination of painting, drawing, and collage. He has illustrated many picture books, including Before John Was a Jazz Giant, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award; ThePoet Slave of Cuba, a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book; Dizzy, an ALA Notable and a Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Child Magazine best book, as well as BCCB Ribbon Book and a Booklist Editor's Choice; and Emmanuel’s Dream, which was a Schneider Award winner and an Amazon Best Book of the Month. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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