Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012
Bryan Collier, a national award–winning author and illustrator, visited three Greenville County Schools to share his love of books and reading with students. He began painting at the age of 15 and was educated at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York, where he later graduated with honors. Collier's illustrations in his newest book Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport bring to life the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This book shows Collier's talent for mixing art mediums to create stunning illustrations that entrance the reader. Martin's Big Words has received much acclaim and was awarded the 2002 Caldecott honor as well as the 2002 Coretta Scott King Honor.