TITLE: Kadir Nelson: 2006 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Kadir Nelson
EVENT DATE: 2006/09/30
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 27 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Illustrator Kadir Nelson speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Kadir Nelson began his career in illustration by creating the storyboards for Steven Spielberg's film "Amistad." Since that time he has become a much-sought-after artist, illustrating many celebrated picture books, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book "Thunder Rose," the best-seller "Salt in His Shoes" and "Ellington Was Not a Street," for which he received the 2005 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Other book illustrations include the NAACP Image Award-nominated "Please, Puppy, Please" (Simon & Schuster, 2005) by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis and "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom" (Jump at the Sun, 2006) by Carole Boston Weatherford. Nelson lives in California.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2006