February 06, 2022

Celebrated Children’s Illustrator and Author Ashley Bryan Has Died

Celebrated children’s illustrator and author Ashley Bryan passed away on February 4th in the home of his niece, according to an update to the author’s website. He had just turned 98 this past July, and his family shared that he “continued to recite poetry from his vast repertoire – especially Shakespeare’s sonnets – up to the very end.” Throughout his long career, Bryan received multiple honorary degrees, lifetime achievement recognitions, and awards for his illustrations accompanying the work of such writers and poets as Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, and Walter Dean Myers as well as for his own written and...

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