As an annual tradition of Children’s Book Week, esteemed children’s book illustrators are chosen to create bookmarks that celebrate children’s books and reading. This year, in keeping with the theme, Reading is a Superpower, five artists have contributed their beautiful and inspiring artwork. These bookmarks are available to print and distribute to children, teens, and book lovers everywhere!
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Angela Dominguez (Macmillan Children’s Publishing)
Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Pura Belpré Illustration Honor books Maria Had a Little Llama and Mango, Abuela, and Me written by Meg Medina. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University. She also enjoys presenting at different schools and libraries to all sorts of ages. Angela is a proud member of SCBWI and PEN America and is represented by Wernick and Pratt Literary Agency. As a child, she loved reading books and making a mess creating pictures. She’s delighted to still be doing both. | www.angeladominguezbooks.com. | Facebook. | Twitter. | Instagram.
Paola Escobar (Little Bee Books)
Paola Escobar is a graphic designer and illustrator from Colombia. As a child, she loved drawing the stories told by her grandmother about their family and culture and it was her dream to become an illustrator for children’s books. She is the illustrator of the award-winning picture book Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré as well as many other critically-acclaimed picture books. She has worked with publishers across the world and is proud to have illustrated stories that celebrate cultural diversity and champion unsung heroes. Paola lives very happily in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora. | www.pickledink.com/paola-escobar.html | Behance. | Twitter. | Instagram.
Ebony Glenn (Scholastic)
Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta-based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical illustrations. With a passion for the arts and great storytelling, she aims to create art that brings more joy and magic into people’s lives. Ebony is the illustrator of Mommy’s Khimar, selected as a best book of the year by NPR, Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, Beacon to Freedom: The Story of a Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Jenna Glatzer, and the upcoming picture book biography Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows. | You can visit her online at ebonyglenn.com. | Twitter. | Instagram.
Oliver Jeffers (Penguin Young Readers)
Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture. Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout Oliver’s practice as an artist and storyteller. While investigating the ways the human mind understands its world, his work also functions as comic relief in the face of futility. Jeffers’ engagements and practice are truly international in scope. His critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over forty-five languages and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. His original artwork has been exhibited at such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna. Jeffers has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, Bologna Rigazzi Award, An Irish Book Award, and a United Kingdom Literary Association Award. His eighteenth book as author and illustrator was released in October 2020, and he has illustrated several others. Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. | Learn more at www.oliverjeffers.com | Facebook. | Twitter. | Instagram.
Aram Kim (Holiday House)
Aram Kim is the author and illustrator of Cat on the Bus and two other stories about Yoomi, No Kimchi for Me! and Let’s Go to Taekwondo! Born in Cincinnati, Aram was raised in South Korea and currently lives in New York City. | Her website is www.aramkim.com. | Twitter. | Instagram.
View and print bookmarks from previous years here:
Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
Fan Brothers, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
Michaela Goade, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
John Parra, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
Sydney Smith, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
Duncan Tonatiuh, Spring 2020 | Fall 2020
Selina Alko & Sean Qualls, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Vera Brosgol, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Jason Chin, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Ekua Holmes, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Juana Medina, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Jessie Sima, Spring 2019 | Fall 2019
Sophie Blackall, 2018
Leo Espinosa, 2018
Vashti Harrison, 2018
Felicita Sala, 2018
Don Tate, 2018
Ekua Holmes, 2017
Yuyi Morales, 2017
LeUyen Pham, 2017
Sonja Wimmer, 2017
Cece Bell, 2016
Raúl Colón, 2015
Steve Jenkins, 2014
Grace Lin, 2013
Lane Smith, 2012
Jeff Kinney, 2011
Sara Varon, 2010
Dan Yaccarino, 2009
Gene Yang, 2008
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