R. Gregory Christie received the Caldecott Honor Award in 2016. He is a three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration and a two-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year Award. He’s also a recipient of the NAACP’s Image Award, The Boston Globe’s Horn Book Award, and the American Library Associations’ Theodore Seuss Geisel Award in Illustration. He lives in Georgia.
Multiple Award-winning Illustrator: Coretta Scott King Honor Award (four times); New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year Award (two times); NAACP's Image Award; Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; and ALA's Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.