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John Thompson is a professor of illustration at Syracuse University. His first children's book, Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack, received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award. His other books include O Jerusalem: Voices of a Scared City by Jane Yolen, which earned several starred reviews, and the ALA Notable Book Freedom Like Sunlight by J. Patrick Lewis. Mr. Thompson lives with his family in Syracuse, New York.