Published Books


The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea (2006)
2007 Aesop Prize;
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature;
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What Will You Be, Sara Mee? (2010)

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Houghton Mifflin, Co.

By Juanita Havill

Jamaica’s Find (1986)
— a Reading Rainbow selection;
— read on “Mrs. Bush’s Storytime”
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Jamaica Tagalong (1989)
— read on “Mrs. Bush’s Storytime”
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Jamaica and Brianna (1993)
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Jamaica’s Blue Marker (1995)
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Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher (1999)
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Brianna, Jamaica and the Dance of Spring (2002)
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Jamaica Is Thankful (2009)
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Tilbury House, Publishers

By Margy Burns Knight

Talking Walls (1992)
— Boston Globe “Top 25 Nonfiction Books for Children”
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Who Belongs Here? An American Story (1992)
— “Best Multicultural Title," Publisher’s Weekly “Cuffie” Award
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Welcoming Babies (1993)
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Talking Walls: The Stories Continue (1996)
— Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
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By Margy Burns Knight & Mark Melnicove

Africa is Not a Country (2000)
— Children’s Africana Book Award
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Shen’s Books

By Jewell Reinhart Coburn and Tzexa Lee

Jouanah, A Hmong Cinderella (1996)
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BeBop Books

By Anne Sibley O’Brien

Sister, Sister (2003)
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A Special Day (2002)
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EastWest Press

By Frances Koh

A China Adoption Story: "Mommy, Why Do We Look Different?" (2000)

No Longer in Print


By Anne Sibley O’Brien

The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale (1993)

Henry Holt

8 board books (1985 and 1986): I’m Not Tired; Come Play With Us; Where’s My Truck?; I Want That; Don't Say No; It’s Hard To Wait; I Don’t Want To Go; It Hurts


Maine Martin Luther King Community Service Award, Arts and Literature Category, 1989

National Education Association Author-Illustrator Human and Civil Rights Award, 1997, with Margy Burns Knight


"The Illustrator's Perspective," bimonthly column in the Bulletin, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators