Crews, Nina

Nina Crews is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator of picture books for children from PreK through 3rd grade. Her titles include One Hot Summer DayI’m Not SmallNot Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for ChangeA Girl Like MeThe Neighborhood Mother GooseSeeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright, and Below. Known for her distinctive photocollage style, Nina has recently put her camera aside to create digitally rendered and collaged illustrations in her latest projects. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.


Nina is the recipient of the 2023 New York State Library Association’s Empire State Award. Nina’s work has been recognized by the ALA Notable Committee, the Black Caucus of the ALA, The Horn Book, Junior Library Guild, NCTE, CCBC, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Bank Street College of Education, and many others.

3 Fun Facts

1. I always wanted to be an artist.
2. I love to be outdoors in green places.
3. I live in the city and the green places are parks.I am lucky to live very near a big beautiful park in Brooklyn.