Contributor biographical information for Our children can soar : a celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the pioneers of change / by Michelle Cook ; illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera ... [et al.].

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog

Biographical text provided by the publisher (may be incomplete or contain other coding). The Library of Congress makes no claims as to the accuracy of the information provided, and will not maintain or otherwise edit/update the information supplied by the publisher.


Michelle Cook is the pseudonym of a book editor/author who was thrilled to collaborate with Bloomsbury Children's Books to develop this unique text.

Illustrators and awards:

Cozbi Cabrera

R. Gregory Christie (3 time Coretta Scott King Honor, 2008 Geisel Honor)

Bryan Collier (2 Caldecott Honors, 2 CSK Awards, 3 CSK Honors)

Pat Cummings (1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)

Diane and Leo Dillon (2 Caldecott Medals, 5 CSK Honors)

A.G. Ford (NY Times bestselling illustrator of Barack)

E.B. Lewis (1 Caldecott Honor, 1 CSK Award, 3 CSK Honors)

Frank Morrison (John Steptoe Award for New Talent)

James Ransome (1 CSK Award, 1 CSK Honor)

Charlotte Riley-Webb

Shadra Strickland (John Steptoe Award for New Talent)

Eric Velasquez (John Steptoe Award)


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Biography.
African American celebrities -- Biography.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century.