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  BIO  
 

Jan Spivey Gilchrist's career as a fine artist has spanned a quarter of a century. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Ms. Gilchrist has won numerous awards and commissions throughout her career, including the Coretta Scott King Award for NathanielTalking, and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Night on Neighborhood Street. This book is also a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Gilchrist is also the author of two picture books, Indigo and Moonlight Gold, and Madelia. Indigo and Moonlight Gold is treasured by many for its sensitive and moving text, as well as the striking illustrations, and Madelia is a beautifully illustrated story of an artistic young girl. In the Land of Words was named a 2005 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts (Children's Literature Assembly/NCTE).  Ms. Gilchrist's works have appeared on national television. Her illustrations have been featured or reviewed in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, L.A.Times , USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Ebony Magazine, and others. She was inducted in the International Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent in October of 2000. She was inducted in the prestigious Society of Illustrators in 2001. View some of Ms. Gilchrist's artwork here.

Jan Spivey Gilchrist has a grown son, William, who as a boy was the model she used for William and the Good Old Days by Eloise Greenfield. She also has a daughter, Ronke, and a granddaughter, Raena Bethany Prude.

Jan and her husband, Dr. Kelvin Gilchrist, live in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

 
  BOOKS PUBLISHED  
 
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Title: The Great Migration, Journey to the North
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Amistad, 2010
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*Nominee for best illustrator, 42nd NAACP Image Awards
*Starred Review in Booklist

   
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Title: Yafi's Family and Ethiopian boy's journey of love, loss, and adoption
Author: Linda Pettitt
Publisher: Amharic Kids, 2010
   
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Title: Obama the Day the World Danced
Author: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Publisher: Pegasus Books for Children, 2009
   
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Title: The Hive
Author: Kelley Powell Barcellona
Publisher: Pegasus Books for Children, 2009
   
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Title: Brothers & Sisters Family Poems
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Amistad, 2008
   
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Title: Children of Long Ago
Author: Lessie Jones Little
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2008
   
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Title: My America
Author: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2007
ribbon Winner of:
Parents' Choice Award 2007
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Title: The Friendly Four  
Author: Eloise Greenfield  
Publisher: Amistad, 2006  
ribbon Winner of:
CCBC Choices for 2007
& Atlanta's Parents'
Must-Read Books
 
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Title: When the Horses Ride By
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, 2006
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Winner of:
CCBC Choices for 2007 & Atlanta's Parents'
Must-Read Books

Honorable Mention for the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards

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Title: Christmas Soup
Author: Alice Faye Duncan & Phyllis Dooley
Publisher: Zonderkidz, 2005
   
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Title: Me & Neesie
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Amistad, 2004
   
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Title: A Friend from Galilee
Author: Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2004
   
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Title: In the Land of Words
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Amistad, 2003
ribbon Winner of:
2005 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
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Title: Honey, I Love
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2003
   
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Title: How They Got Over
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Amistad, 2002
   
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Title: I Can Draw a Weeposaur and Other Dinosaurs
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2001
   
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Title: Water, Water
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: HarperFestival, 1999
   
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Title: Easter Parade
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Hyperion, 1998
   
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Title: Lemonade Sun and Other Summer Poems
Author: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, 1998
   
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Title: Angels
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Jump Sun, 1998
   
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Title: For the Love of the Game
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: HarperCollins, 1997
   
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Title: Singing Down the Rain
Author: Joy Cowley
Publisher: HarperCollins, 1997
   
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Title: Madelia
Author: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Publisher: Dial, 1997
   
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Title: Kia Tanisha
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997
   
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Title: Kia Tanisha Drives Her Car
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997
   
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Title: Waiting for Christmas
Author: Monica Greenfield
Publisher: Scholastic, 1996
   
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Title: Lift Ev'Ry Voice and Sing
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publisher: Scholastic, 1995
   
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Title: The Baby
Author: Monica Greenfield
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994
   
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Title: Aaron and Gayla's Alphabet Book
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1994
   
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Title: Aaron and Gayla's Counting Book
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1994
   
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Title: Indigo and Moonlight Gold
Author: Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1993
   
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Title: William and the Good Old Days
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1993
   
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Title: Sister
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Perfection Learning, 1992
   
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Title: First Pink Light
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1991
   
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Title: I Make Music
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1991
   
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Title: My Daddy and I
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1991
   
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Title: My Doll Keshia
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1991
   
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Title: Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming
Author: Lucille Clifton
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co., 1991
   
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Title: Night on Neighborhood Street
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Dial, 1991
ribbon Winner of
Coretta Scott King Award
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Title: Red Dog, Blue Fly
Author: Sharon Bell Mathis
Publisher: Viking Juvenile, 1991
   
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Title: Big Friend, Little Friend
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1991
   
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Title: Dawn Rider
Author: Jan Hudson
Publisher: HarperCollins, 1990
   
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Title: Nathaniel Talking
Author: Eloise Greenfield
Publisher: Writers and Readers Publishing, 1989
ribbon Winner of
Coretta Scott King Award
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Title: Sweetgrass
Author: Jan Hudson
Publisher: Philomel, 1989
   
 
  CLIENTS  
 

Amistad
Amharic Kids
Pegasus Books for Children
Lee & Low Books
HarperCollins
Zonderkidz
Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Greenwillow Books
HarperFestival
Hyperion

Boyds Mills Press
Jump Sun
Dial
Scholastic
Black Butterfly
Writers & Readers Publishing
Perfection Learning
Henry Holt & Company
Viking Juvenile
Philomel

 
 
 


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