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Aram Kim

Aram Kim is a writer, illustrator, and designer of children’s picture books. By day, she is an Art Director at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, where she works on a wide range of picture books with various illustrators. Aram designed and oversaw many award-winning picture books including 2021 Caldecott Medal Winner We Are Water Protectors and 2021 Caldecott Honor Winner A Place Inside of Me. When she is not working as an art director, Aram writes and illustrates her own stories about universal themes with a distinctive Korean flair. Her published books include Cat on the Bus, Yoomi, Friends and Family series including No Kimchi for Me!, and most recently, Tomorrow Is New Year’s Day, which is about Seollal, a Korean celebration of the Lunar New Year. Her books received several recognitions and accolades including Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, and a Baker’s Dozen Award: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Visit

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