Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Elizabeti’s Doll (Lee & Low Books), an ALA Notable Book that Publisher’s Weekly called “ A slice of perfection” in a starred review. Hale made her debut as a picture book author with the publication of The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan. The lyrical text and mixed-media collage introduce readers to Isamu Noguchi, the 20th-century sculptor and designer. The East-West House was a Kirkus Best Book of 2009.
Christy Hale has worked as a children's book art director and book designer for over twenty years, both in-house at Dutton, Putnam, Philomel, Bradbury, Macmillan, Four Winds Press, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster, and as freelance art director for Lee & Low Books since the company's beginning. Other clients include: August House, Chronicle, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, Greenwillow, Harcourt, HarperCollins, Henry Holt, Hyperion, Lodestar, Little, Brown & Co., London Town Press, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Mondo Publishing, Morrow Junior, Museum of Modern Art, NorthSouth, Orchard, Scholastic, SixthandSpring/SoHo Publishing, Smithsonian/NMAA, and Tricycle.
Christy Hale is also an art educator. She has introduced young readers to the lives and works of many artists through Instructor magazine’s Masterpiece of the Month feature and accompanying workshops. Hale lives with her husband and their daughter in Palo Alto, California. She is available for school, library, museum, and other community presentations. Learn more about Hale’s work at christyhale.com. Contact her at email@example.com to schedule an event.
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