Vera B. Williams, award-winning illustrator and author died last Friday at the age of 88. Vera Williams received her BFA from Black Mountain college in North Caroline and worked as an artist and teacher for the first part of her career. At the age of 46, she started illustrating children’s books.
In 2004, Vera Williams was the first U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She won the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature in 2009 and a Caldecott Medal in 1983 and 1991. While Vera B. Williams wrote & illustrated many books, she is best known for A Chair For My Mother, although my personal favorite is More, More, More, Said the Baby.
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