John Steptoe


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, NY, The United States
September 14, 1950

Died
August 28, 1989

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John Steptoe was an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books from New York City. He began working on his first children's book, Stevie, while still a teenager and achieved great success during his tragically short career, encouraging the advancement of African American culture by producing work about the African American experience that children could appreciate. Recipient of two Coretta Scott King Awards and two Caldecott Honors, Steptoe was posthumously honored by the creation of the John Steptoe New Talent Award, an award designated annually by the Coretta Scott King Award Task Force. Steptoe's best known work is Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, for which he won his second Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

Average rating: 4.3 · 19,667 ratings · 988 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter...

4.33 avg rating — 18,286 ratings — published 1986 — 32 editions
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The Story of Jumping Mouse

4.17 avg rating — 882 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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Stevie

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3.69 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1984 — 16 editions
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Baby Says

3.43 avg rating — 116 ratings5 editions
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Daddy is a Monster... Somet...

3.55 avg rating — 33 ratings3 editions
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Birthday

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Uptown

3.29 avg rating — 14 ratings
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Train Ride

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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My Special Best Words

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Marcia

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings2 editions
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