Patricia Cummings

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Adjunct Associate Professor UG Communications Design pcumming@pratt.edu (718) 636-3594 p Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall 4

Current Course Listing (2)

19/FA-CDILL-310-01 Children's Book's

19/FA-COMD-405-04 Professional Practice

Personal URL

PatCummings.com

Education

B.A., Pratt Institute; Assistant Professor, Parsons The New School for Design.

Biography

Creator of more than 35 books for children; awards include the Coretta Scott King Award, the Horn Book-Boston Globe Award, the Orbis Pictus Award for nonfiction, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work as one of the illustrators for Our Children Can Soar (Bloomsbury, 2009); worked as a producer and writer for Gullah Gullah Island, a Nickelodeon children’s show; cohosted Cover to Cover, a cable TV talk show about children’s books creators on BCAT, a Time Warner channel; serves on the boards of the Authors Guild; the Authors Guild Foundation, the Authors League Fund, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and is a member of the Writers Guild; serves as Chair for the Society of Illustrators' Founders Award for The Original Art Show; teaches children’s book illustration at Pratt and Parsons The New School for Design; well-published former students include Julian Hector, Hiroe Nakata, and David Ezra Stein.