If You Plant a Seed: An Easter and Springtime Book for Kids
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About the Author
Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.
"Nelson adeptly balances whimsical, naturalistic, and instructional ideas to create a story that satisfies on multiple levels." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A timeless and delectable picture book choice." -- School Library Journal
"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn." -- Kirkus Reviews