Christian Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (Putnam, 2015); de la Peña himself took home the 2016 Newbery Medal, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children for the "most distinguished book for children." Another (Atheneum, 2019), Christian’s first solo picture book, was named a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of 2019. School’s First Day of School, written by Adam Rex (Macmillan, 2016), was a New York Times Bestseller and received seven starred reviews. Leo: A Ghost Story, illustrated by Robinson and written by Mac Barnett (Chronicle, 2015), was named a 2015 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, written by Patricia Hruby Powell (Chronicle, 2014) received numerous awards and accolades including a Sibert Informational Book Award Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award Illustration Honor from the American Library Association. Robinson, based in Sacramento, CA, is also an animator and has worked with The Sesame Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios.
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