Bryan Collier is a well-known illustrator whose work combines watercolor and precise collage in a unique style. For Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, Martin's Big Words, and Rosa, he has received four Caldecott Honors. Many other honors have been bestowed upon his works, including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. By and By, Thurgood, The Five O'Clock Band, and Between the Lines are some of his most recent works. His family and he live in New York.