AG FORD  is a New York Times Bestselling Children's book Illustrator and recipient of two NAACP Image Awards.  He grew up in Dallas, Texas.  Ford attended The Columbus College of Art and Design majoring in illustration.  He has illustrated picture books for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Robinson, Ilyasah Shabazz, Martin Luther King III, Nick Cannon, Jonah Winter, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others.   Mr. Ford has over 30 published books for children including picture books, chapter books such as the Magic Tree House Series, and YA covers.  He has worked with publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Scholastics, Penguin RandomHouse, Candlewick Press and more.  He lives in Frisco, Tx with his lovely wife Brandy and their two sons Maddox & Carter.

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