Photo Credit:  Abigail Best

Photo Credit: Abigail Best


Oge Mora is a painter residing in Providence, RI. Her first picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient, and a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice.  Her work has also been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe.

Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a degree in Illustration. She's a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and she enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together.

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