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Michelle Hazelwood Hyde is a children's book illustrator from Philadelphia.

After graduating from Ringling College of Art & Design, Michelle began her career working for The New York Times Company in Florence, Alabama. After working in newspapers for over a decade, she took the big leap to pursue her dream of becoming a children's book illustrator.

Michelle has illustrated 20 children's books and numerous editorial illustrations. She has had the pleasure of working with the National Center for Youth Issues, It's A Southern Thing, Adventure Keen and Schiffer Kids. Her book "A Poem is a Firefly" was recently awarded the Purple Dragonfly Picture Book Award

for 6 year olds and over in 2021.

When Michelle is not sketching and painting, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and exercising.

She lives in Homewood Alabama with her husband, two children and two very fuzzy dogs.

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