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Michelle Hazelwood Hyde is a freelance children's book illustrator from Philadelphia. She graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design and began her career working for The New York Times Company in Florence, Alabama.

She has illustrated nine books for the National Center for Youth Issues, four books with It's A Southern Thing and most recently "A Poem is a Firefly" with Schiffer Kids. Which received the Purple Dragonfly Picture Book Award for 6 year olds and over. "Fetch Cat Fetch" with Schiffer Kids will be out in Fall 2022.

When Michelle is not sketching and illustrating, she enjoys reading, running, playing basketball and riding her bike. She lives in Homewood Alabama with her husband, two children and two very fuzzy dogs.



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