An Eclectic author and artist who used painting, poetry, music, collage, and prose to tell stories. Bryan fuses these seemingly separate art forms within his books for children. "I try not to accept walls and boundaries and definitions in a strict way," he says. "I would hope that everything I do is interrelated." Bryan is known for retelling African folktales in a distinct, rhythmic prose that is heavily influenced by African-American poetry.
Bryan won many awards, the Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement, Carle Honors, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, ALA Notable Book Awards, NCTE Poetry List, Horne Book, and many others.
"There are so many ways in which we learn about life and the self. Each day opens paths to this exploration. For many of us, books play a major role in that adventure"
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