Higgins Bond has been a freelance illustrator and fine artist for over forty years. She earned a BFA Degree in Advertising Design from The Memphis College of Art. She has received many honors, such as a medal of honor from Governor Bill Clinton, the 2007 Green Earth Award for illustrating "A Place For Butterflies" and  the 2009 Ashley Bryan Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature. Her book, "A Place For Turtles" by Melissa Stewart, was the winner of the 2014 Green Earth Award and the Sigurd F. Olson Nature writing award for children's literature. She has exhibited work at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and the DuSable Museum of African-American Art in Chicago, Illinois. She is the illustrator of three Black Heritage stamps for the United States Postal Service and four stamps for the United Nations Postal Administration  on endangered species. She is the first Afro-American woman ever to illustrate a stamp for the United States Postal Service

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