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Patricia Cummings

Adjunct Associate Professor


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.

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