Frank Morrison started his journey as a graffiti artist in New Jersey. The opportunity to tour with music artist Sybil as a break-dancer, an influential high school art teacher, and a visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris opened him up to new artistic and creative avenues. The influences of hip-hop culture can be seen in his illustration.
Morrison’s work can be found in numerous award-winning children’s books including Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award winner Jazzy Miz Mozetta, NAACP Image Award winner Our Children Can Soar and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Little Melba and her Big Trombone. His literary client list includes international book publishers Penguin Books, HarperCollins, Hyperion, Random House and National Geographic Kids. Morrison is the featured illustrator of this summer's Collaborative Summer Library Program. He remarked, "I want people to experience the visual rhythms that choreograph life for the average, everyday person." Frank Morrison lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and five children.
We are thrilled to host Frank at the 2023 Children's Festival of Reading.