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Shane W. Evans

Biography

Shane W. Evans

In the business of illustration, design and creative development, Shane W. Evans is a multi-talented artist and visionary who combines his world travels with his art to influence creative expression in others. Evans studied at Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated in 1993 and began traveling the world. In addition to contract work in illustration, graphic design and web design for major companies, Evans has conceptualized and illustrated numerous children’s books. Many of the books have been featured in the media such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, NBA Inside Stuff, Reading Rainbow and Late Night with David Letterman. Shane has received much acclaim within the children’s literary field for his work on children’s books such as OSCEOLA, THE WAY THE DOOR CLOSES, SHAQ AND THE BEAN STALK and TAKE IT TO THE HOOP MAGIC JOHNSON. His accolades range from being honored by First Lady Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children.

Shane Evans’s talent does not stop at illustration and children’s books. His design work includes unique, one-of-a-kind hand crafted furniture pieces, clothing, CD cover art, photography and a number of other custom made items.

Evans’s work is influenced by his travels to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. Firmly believing in education and creative development for all people, Evans has produced a unique presentation designed to share his gift with all ages, cultures, ethnic groups and backgrounds. His presentations and workshops are specifically tailored to each audience and combine storytelling, art projects and slide presentations from his own work and world travel.

Shane W. Evans

Books by Shane W. Evans

Written by Taye Diggs with illustrations by Shane W. Evans - Children's 4-6, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Picture

Mike has to answer LOTS of questions about being mixed. And he does, with LOTS of energy and joy in this charming story about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.

Written by Jonah Winter illustrated by Shane W. Evans - Children's

An elderly African American woman, en route to vote, remembers her family’s tumultuous voting history in this picture book publishing in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Written by Charles R. Smith Jr. with illustrations by Shane W. Evans. - African American Interest, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Picture, Youth Fiction

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.

by Shane W. Evans - Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History

This book tells the story of the August 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech so that even the youngest reader can feel the excitement.