R. GREGORY CHRISTIE grew up in New Jersey and received a B.A degree in media arts from New York City's School of Visual Arts in 1993. While attending SVA, he had a position at the Guggenheim Museum, and interned for the Star Ledger newspaper, where his first published work was showcased, in 1990. Within a few years his work began to appear of jazz album covers and his first picture book, The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African-American Children was published in 1996. A three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award honor, Christie is a regular contributor to the New Yorker Magazine.
He has collaborated on several books with poet, Tony Medina, most recently on Follow-Up Letters to Santa From Kids Who Never Got a Response, published by Just Us Books.
Follow-Up Letters to Santa From Kids Who Never Got a Response