Author Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier

For over 20 plus years, Bryan Collier has thrilled readers with the vibrant illustrations bringing his characters to life–from his drawings of Dave the Potter, MLK Jr., President Barack Obama, Thurgood Marshall, Diane Nash and other notable trailblazers in African American History. He along with fellow illustrator Kadir Nelson continue to set the bar for bringing stories to life with their vivid portrayal of Black pioneers who have changed the world. Bryan has been the recipient of multiple national awards such as the Coretta Scott King Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award for his children’s book illustrations. Bryan wrote and illustrated his award winning children’s book Uptown. In 2019 Bryan Collier illustrated Thurgood with Jonah Winter as the author. His vivid illustrations of a young Thurgood to adulthood are stunning and full of color bringing each character to life off the pages. Charles Collectibles and Books rates Thurgood 4.5 out of 5 stars.