Yuko Green

Yuko Green is an illustrator and author who lives and works on the Big Island of Hawai’i. She moved from Japan to Hawai’i in 1987, and since 1989 has written and/or illustrated more than thirty children's story books and many children's activity books, mostly with Hawaiian themes. Yuko also designs and creates artwork for a wide variety of products, including toys, paper dolls, greeting cards, stationery, ornaments, wrapping paper, photo frames, mugs and puzzles.
Yuko’s illustrated picture book Tales of Tutu Nene was awarded the Bronze Medal in 2012 in the “Best Illustrator” category of the Moonbeam Book Awards. Her nonfiction book Winter is for Whales won the 2008 IPPY Book Award in the Children’s Book category, and Over on the Island received the 2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
Besides writing and illustrating children's books, she enjoys teaching art in various settings, including K-6 schools, and currently teaches high school and presents an annual workshop on “Children’s Book Illustration” at the University of the Nations, Hawaii.
Yuko graduated with a MA in Illustration from Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), and a BA in Art from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
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