Don’t Miss Kadir Nelson



I’m in awe of  Kadir Nelson. His paintings hang at the U.S. House of Representatives and  The National Baseball Hall of Fame and in the collections of  Steven Spielburg, Will Smith, Denzel Washington  and Queen LaTifah.  He’s  exhibited in galleries and museums in Detroit, New York, Washington D.C., England, Mexico and Japan and graced the sets of Fresh Prince of Bel Aire and Beauty Shop as well as other television shows and movies.  He won two Coretta Scott King Awards and a Caldecott Honor.

And he’s coming here for Black, White and Read!

Don’t miss him

Sunday, Febraury 20, 2:00 p.m.

August Wilson Center

For more information or tickets , call 412-622-8866 or go to

Kadir Nelson deserves every accolade he’s been given.  Dignity and humanity resonate in every picture  he creates. He delves deep into the emotions of his subjects, reflecting resolution, anguish, pride or joy.  Explore his art and read We Are the Ship which he both wrote and illustrated. To begin, consider:

Ellington was not a Street


Henry’s Freedom Box


MaMa Mitimama1

About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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One Response to Don’t Miss Kadir Nelson

  1. Patte says:

    Well said, Tina. Lovers of children’s books as well as those who appreciate fine illustration would be well served by going to hear Kadir speak and by looking at (and reading) the books he has illustrated. Mama Miti is one of my favorites.

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