We Mourn the Loss of Ashley Bryan, February 4, 2022
Ashley Bryan is a 3-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Ashley Bryan (July 13, 2021 – February 4, 2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he has been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; he has also been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine, where the sea’s energy sustains his own.
“He had turned 98 on July 13, 2021, and continued to recite poetry from his vast repertoire — especially Shakespeare’s sonnets — up to the very end.”
Learn more at Ashley Bryan’s official website