Aram Kim

Aram Kim

Aram Kim is a writer, illustrator, and designer of children’s picture books. She is an art director at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group where she 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. She has worked with both debut illustrators and established illustrators on a wide range of children’s books. When Aram is not designing, she writes and illustrates her own stories. She is the creator of the Yoomi, Friends, and Family series in which the Korean American cat Yoomi shares everyday adventures with her family and friends. Aram’s most recent picture book is Tomorrow Is New Year’s Day (FSG, 2022). It is about Seollal, the Korean celebration of Lunar New Year. Aram is a recipient of 2022 Mills Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy, given to a children’s book creator who is dedicated to promoting a lifelong love of reading in young children. Visit

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