Sean Qualls


Sean Qualls is the illustrator of Powerful Words, a Parents' Choice Award winner, and The Baby on the Way, praised by Booklist for its 'intimate artwork.' A full-time artist, Qualls has also created illustrations for magazines, newspapers, advertisements, and corporate publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their son. Visit him online at or at his artist page.


How We Are Smart

W. Nikola-Lisa and Sean Qualls


Por Que Yo Soy Yo? = Why Am I Me? (Bound for Schools &...

Paige Britt, Selina Alko, et al.


Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "box" Brown

Sally M. Walker and Sean Qualls


Giant Steps to Change the World

Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, et al.


Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls


Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls


Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sally Derby and Sean Qualls


Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald

Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls


Little Cloud and Lady Wind

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, et al.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Irene Latham, Charles Waters, et al.


Lullaby (for a Black Mother)

Langston Hughes and Sean Qualls