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David Small, M.F.A. was born and raised in Detroit, and received his MFA from Yale. His drawings have appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and his children’s books have been translated into several languages, and made into animated films and musicals. He is a 3-time Caldecott winner for The Gardener with Sarah Stewart, One Cool Friend with Toni Buzzeo, and So You Want to be President? with Judith St. George; a 2-time recipient of the Christopher Medal; as well as a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner. To date he has illustrated over 40 picture books. David’s graphic memoir, Stitches, about his problematic youth, was a New York Times Bestseller and was a finalist for a National Book Award.




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