Manage episode 293607021 series 2352376
Oge Mora is a collage artist and storyteller.
I was constantly impressed by her humor, optimism and enthusiastic laughters. Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio but resides in Providence, RI. She is a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together.
Her debut picture book, Thank You, Omu!, which grew out of a class assignment when she was stuyding in Rhode Island School of Design, won the 2019 Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award.
Her second book, Saturday won the 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Picture Book Award. Oge’s artwork has been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She also recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list in Arts & Style.