From Caldecott to Coretta Scott:

EB Lewis 1956-

Five-time Coretta Scott King award winner, EB Lewis has also received a Caldecott Honor, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and numerous other honors for his more than 70 picture books, two of which are collaborations with his friend, poet and gallery owner, Richard Michelson.

Inspired by two artist uncles, Lewis displayed artistic promise as early as the third grade. Beginning in the sixth grade, he attended the Saturday Morning Art League and later attended the Temple University Tyler School of Art.  Presently, E.B. teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He is also a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City, and an artist member of Salamagundi Art Club of New York. EB divides his time between Folsom NJ, and Charleston SC.

This Little Light of Mine, illustrated by E.B. Lewis

The First Step, written by Susan E. Goodman and Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Across the Alley, written by Richard Michelson and Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Happy Feet, written by Richard Michelson and Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Various Book Illustration

from Night Boat to Freedom, Little Cliff’s First Day of School, I Love My Hair, The Bat Boy and His Violin, Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, Joe-Joe’s First Flight, Bippity Bop Barbershop, Preaching to the Chickens, and D is for Drinking Gourd, respectively.

Non-illustration Work

See more work by E.B. Lewis here.