A occasional feature profiling the talented authors and illustrators who bring children’s books to life.
Throughout childhood, Kadir Nelson viewed the world through the lens of an artist, drawing by the age of three and painting by the age of ten. He remembers one rainy winter day in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “My family was piling into my grandmother’s white Cadillac and I stood and waited for everyone to get inside. It was cold and breezy, and warm streetlights reflected off the shiny bluish sidewalk. I stood there feeling warm, wrapped up in my heavy winter coat, enjoying the breeze and the scenery. I remember thinking to myself, ‘This is beautiful.’ I was a six-year-old kid savoring the moment. It felt pretty special to me.”
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