Day 20: Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and fine artist. A few of his picture books include Sweet Music in Harlem (Lee & Low Books, 2004); Jazzy Miz Mozetta, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004); My Feet Are Laughing, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006);  and more recently Quacky Baseball, (HarperCollins, 2011). He’s also the illustrator of many chapter books, including the Keena Ford series (Dial); Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn, (Bloomsbury, 2010); and Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big, (Simon & Schuster, 2009).
In 2005, Frank received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for Jazzy Miz Mozetta.

Frank began his career as a graffiti artist and break dancer. While traveling and performing in Europe, he “met his Muse,”and has been painting ever since.

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3 Responses to Day 20: Frank Morrison

  1. tanita says:

    Play, Louis, Play! looks like a great book – I’ll have to look up the rest of these!

  2. La Monica says:

    Love Frank Morrison’s work!

  3. Loved reading Jazzy Miz Mozetta with my oldest child a few years ago . . . great profile, Brown Bookshelf!

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