Anne Sibley O'Brien

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Children's Book Author, Illustrator, Educator
Location Peaks Island, ME, United States
Introduction Anne Sibley O’Brien is a children’s book writer and illustrator who was raised bilingual and bicultural in South Korea. She has received the National Education Association’s Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for the body of her work with Margy Burns Knight (TALKING WALLS and other books); the Africana Award for AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY by Knight and Mark Melnicove; and the Aesop Award and the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature for THE LEGEND OF HONG KIL DONG: THE ROBIN HOOD OF KOREA, a graphic novel which she wrote and illustrated. She has illustrated WHAT WILL YOU BE, SARA MEE? (Charlesbridge 2010) by Kate Aver Avraham and MOON WATCHERS: SHIRIN'S RAMADAN MIRACLE (Tilbury 2010) by Reza Jalali. A PATH OF STARS (Charlesbridge 2012), a picture book about a Cambodian-American family which she wrote and illustrated under commission from the Maine Humanities Council, was named an Honor Book of the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. In 2014 she received the Katahdin Award for lifetime achievement from the Maine Library Association. Her latest title is I'M NEW HERE, a picture book about 3 immigrant children.