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Ekua Holmes

October 20, Dudley Square
Ekua Holmes is a visual artist whose work explores themes of family, relationships, hope, and faith. The first children’s book she illustrated is Carole Boston Weatherford’s Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, which was a Caldecott Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and for which she also won the John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award. She also illustrated Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander and The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane Bauer, which received the 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.