Chris Raschka at the 2013 Mazza Summer Conference
March 6, 1959
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Chris Raschka (born March 6, 1959) is an American illustrator, writer, and violist. He contributed to children's literature as he is a children's illustrator. He was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012.
Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1994 but Raschka may be most famous for his Hello, Goodbye Window, winner of the 2006 Caldecott Medal. Also, his book A Ball for Daisy won the 2012 Caldecott Medal.
Rashka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Though he grew up in suburban Chicago, IL, he spent part of his childhood in Austria, his mother's homeland. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College. Now he currently lives in New York City.
Raschka is the author and illustrator of "Charlie Parker Played Be Bop", an introduction to the great saxophone player and composer Charlie Parker. (Scholastic, 1997)
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"The Randolph Caldecott Medal". ALSC. ALA. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
- "A Ball (And A Caldecott) For 'Daisy' The Dog". National Public Radio. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- "Artist Profile: Chris Raschka". NCCIL. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
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