How did this author or illustrator get started in their profession? Did their success come quickly or over many years?

This is a five- to seven-minute oral report with a visual component (a PowerPoint presentation) in which you will share information you find out about one award-winning author or illustrator of children’s books. You may select any author or illustrator from my Award Winners file (which goes back to the 1990s) or do your own research to find an award-winner in children’s literature. Please pay attention to the fine print of the awards to see whether the author or illustrator got the award; for a book under the Newbery Medal list, which recognizes great authors, you may only select the book’s author, not the illustrator.