Michele Wood

Children, Illustration

Michele Wood is an artist who has illustrated many children's books, including I See the Rhythm (1998), I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery (2012), Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony (2015), Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (2016), and BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom (2020). Her numerous accolades include the American Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and a nomination for the NAACP Image Award. Wood uses her Master of Divinity degree to incorporate theology into her picture books, creating powerful illustrations with Christian symbolism.

Festival Years: 2014