George Ford (illustrator)

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George Ford is an illustrator in the United States.[1] He was the first illustrator to win a Coretta Scott King Award in 1974 for his illustrations in Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis.[2] His wife Bernette Ford works in publishing.[3] His illustrations for Ray Charles were made using acrylic paint.[4]


  • Ray Charles by Sharon Bell Mathis (1973)[4]
  • The Story of Ruby Bridges
  • Wild Wild Hair
  • Baby Jesus Like My Brother
  • Willie's Wonderful Pet
  • Jamal's Busy Day
  • Bright Eyes Brown Skin
  • The Best Time of Day[5]


  1. "George Ford". Oxford Reference. doi:10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095828304 (inactive 2021-01-05).
  2. "INTERVIEWS: Ray Charles By Sharon Bell Mathis Illustrations by George Ford". Lee and Low Books. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
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  5. "George Ford (Illustrator): List of Books by Author George Ford (Illustrator)".

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