Ashley Bryan

#101522
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
13, 1923
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1923 (age 95)
Birthplace
New York

About

Author of children's books that focus on the African-American experience. The 2009 recipient of The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, he is most famous for works such as Dancing Granny and Beautiful Blackbird.

Before Fame

Before fighting in World War II, he studied at the Cooper Union Art School. After returning from the war, he studied philosophy at Columbia University.

Trivia

He taught in the art departments of Dartmouth College, Lafayette College, and Queen's College.

Family Life

Born and raised in New York City, he grew up with six brothers and sisters and three cousins.

Associated With

He was the United States nominee for the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Award.