Oge Mora graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. When not painting in her studio, Oge (pronounced OH-gay) is in the kitchen cooking her late grandmother's recipes. She enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate community, champion representation, and explore diverse voices and experiences. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and invites you to visit her website at www.ogemora.com.
A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book
Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award
An ALA Children's Notables List Selection 2019
CCBC Choices 2019
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2018
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of 2018
A Publishers' Weekly Best Book of 2018
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2018
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Staff Pick
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018
2019 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Finalist
Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection 2019
"All at once fresh and like a classic folktale."--The Washington Post
"Ideal...to use any time sharing is the theme."
--The Horn Book
[*] "A lovely story of giving and community founded in Nigerian culture. Delectable."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"[The illustrations] will have toddlers reaching out to grab them."--The New York Times Book Review
"A joyous homage... Mora's art casually yet vividly reminds readers of the diversity we encounter all around us, presenting her characters in all hues while acknowledging multiple languages in various cut-outs throughout."--Shelf Awareness
[*] "Mora [is] a major new talent.... Rhythmic, refrainlike...this sweet story of inclusivity, gratitude, and delicious fellowship is also a feast for the eyes."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A great choice...for introducing the concept of sharing."--Booklist
[*] "A memorable tale of community and the unexpected rewards of sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review