Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon
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About the Author
Kelly Starling Lyons is the author of multiple award-winning picture books and chapter books, most recently Sing a Song: How "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Inspired Generations, illustrated by Keith Mallett, and the Jada Jones series, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Like Philip Freelon, Kelly grew up in Pennsylvania in a family that prized creativity, and now lives in North Carolina with a family of her own. Please visit her website at kellystarlinglyons.com and follow her on Twitter at @kelstarly.
Laura Freeman has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including the picture-book edition of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, which won both the NAACP Image Award and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award, and Jazz Baby and Bedtime Fun, both published by Lee & Low's Bebop Books imprint. Laura lives near Atlanta, Georgia, and you can find her on the web at lfreemanart.com.
"[T]his book will inspire children who have trouble reading... and those who aspire to have careers as artists and architects. Both an inspiration and an excellent companion for a trip to the museum its subject designed." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[Freelon's] work and life story can inspire young readers to follow in his footsteps." -- School Library Journal
"In a nod to the architectural process, Freelon's story is told in five brief parts, entitled Vision, Foundation, Frame, Form, and Dream. Freeman's illustrations seamlessly incorporate architectural elements (shadows of well-known buildings, gridlines, etc.) into the brilliantly hued digital illustrations." -- The Horn Book
CCBC Choices - Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Jane Addams Children's Book Award - Jane Addams Peace Association
Junior Library Guild Selection
Keystone to Reading Book Award Nominee - Keystone State Literacy Association
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Recommended - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)