Diane Dillon is known throughout the world as one of the greatest children's talents of our time. For 58 years she collaborated with her husband, artist Leo Dillon, until his death in 2012. They are known for their multicultural books, including a significant body of African American books, which earned them a list of awards, including two Caldecott Medals, the NAACP Image Award, numerous Coretta Scott King Awards, several Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and honorary doctorates.
Praise for I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't by Diane Dillon * "A young girl of color challenges the voice of fear and dissent in Dillon's first solo picture book....the ultimate in can-do power. Thoughtful and affirming." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Praise for the work of Leo & Diane Dillon: Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions A Caldecott Medal Winner A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Aida retold by Leontyne Price A Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner An ALA Notable Children's Book Many Thousand Gone: African Americans From Slavery to Freedom An Orbis Pictus Award Winner A Jefferson Cup Award Winner The People Could Fly A Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year A Parents' Choice Award Winner Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles Think of That! A Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year A Parents' Choice Award Winner