Minister Michele Wood is known for her mastery of painting, color theory, and design aesthetics. Her books have been sold in multiple countries, and her numerous accolades include the American Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. In 2016, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the book Chasing Freedom. Michele uses her Master of Divinity degree to incorporate theology into her picture books, creating powerful illustrations with Christian symbolism that captivate readers young and old.
Her book, Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, received The John Newbery Honorin 2021.