Biography for Stars in the Shadows : The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934

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Charles R. Smith Jr. is an acclaimed poet and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator ofMy People, a picture book based on the poem by Langston Hughes. He is also the illustrator ofIf, and he won the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds To Glory. He grew up in California and attended the Brooks Institute of Photography. A magazine and book cover photographer in addition to a picture book creator, Charles now lives with his wife and son in Poughkeepsie, New York. Visit him on the web at

Frank Morrison is the illustrator of many books, including Miz Mosetta by Brenda C. Roberts, for which he received the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent,Out of the Ball Park by Alex Rodriguez, and Long Shot by Chris Paul.