“Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya” by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is our featured book of the week due to the works of art created by Mr. Nelson for the children’s book and its ethnic theme. Below you will find a summary of the books contents, sample images from the book and much, much more. Learn more about this amazing book!
This video is a trailer for the book “Change Has Come” by Kadir Nelson. It is a book that commemorates the achievement of our 44th President. The book features illustrations by Kadir Nelson, an award winning African American artist and illustrator based in San Diego, California and the words of Barack Obama.
Official Product Description
The black and white images throughout are personal reflections, uniquely felt and rendered by award winning artist Kadir Nelson. They are accompanied by the uplifting words of Barack Obama and commemorate the movement and the moment that have changed our history. It’s a celebration of the power of inspiration. It’s a celebration of how far we have come and how determined we are to look ahead. It’s a celebration of pride, hope and joy personally felt and publically shared. Most of all it’s a celebration of the 44th president – a new president and a new chapter in the American story.
Purchase the Book at: Amazon.com
Kadir Nelson: Black Heritage Stamp – Anna Julia Cooper
Postal Service unveils new stamp tonight in Birmingham
By: Birmingham News
The U.S. Postal Service will unveil in Birmingham tonight the 32nd stamp in its Black Heritage series.
USPSNew stamp in Black Heritage series The stamp, honoring Anna Julia Cooper, will be displayed for the first time at the 92nd anniversary reception for the Journal of African-American History.
Cooper, an educator, scholar, feminist and activist, fought for social justice and civil rights for black women, young people and the poor through her scholarship, community outreach and innovative educational leadership.
The stamp features a portrait of Cooper created by Kadir Nelson, who based his painting on an undated photograph.
Kadir Nelson Art Prints & Posters
Title: Family Tree
Artist: Kadir Nelson
Size: 25×33 inches
Medium: Limited Edition Lithography
Edition Size: 850
Our featured art print for this week is “Family Tree” by Kadir Nelson. Kadir Nelson is a well known artist who has not only blessed us with his fine art prints but has also used his tremendous skills to illustrate books, design stamps for the United States Postal Service and more. Enjoy this print and visit our Kadir Nelson Art Gallery to view his other works.
Below you will find an interview featuring Kadir Nelson. Kadir Nelson is a well known and respected African American artist. In this clip he is being interviewed about the book he illustrated entitled “We Are The Ship”. Below you will find some links where you can learn more about Kadir Nelson, view his artwork, and also view the other books he has written and/or illustrated. Enjoy!