Shane W. Evans, with his best friend since middle school, Taye
Diggs, continues to provide thought provoking books for
children of color, especially African American children. Shane
continues to be one of the leading illustrators of African
American literature showing black and brown boys and girls in a
positive light. Several of Shane’s notable books include
Chocolate Me!, March!, Underground Railroad Hands Up! and
My Friend, among the multiple other illustrated books.
In addition to working with Taye Diggs, Shane illustrated one of
my favorite children’s books: 28 Days, Moments in Black History
that Changed the World. His illustration of 28 different historical
pioneers include Crispus Attucks, Dred Scott, Madame C.J.
Walker all the way to President Barack Obama. Each illustration
gives readers an opportunity to learn about each person and
why they’re instrumental in Black History. Give one of Shane’s
illustrated books to a young person and allow his pictures to
change their world.