A Presentation on Yumi Heo

Timeline created by CarlinaWeidl
  • The Birth of an Author

    Yumi Heo was born in Korea, and grew up there traveling to small rural towns with her family due to her father's service in the army.
  • Yumi Hero moves to the United States from Korea

    Yumi Hero moves to the United States from Korea to study at the New York School of Visual Arts where she received her MFA in Illustration
  • Publication

    The Rabbit's Judgement, is Heo's first major book to be published. Not long after Heo’s graduation from SVA, Laura Godwin, then senior editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, thought Heo would be the perfect illustrator for a Korean folktale she had in-house, from a collection by Suzanne Crowder Han.
  • Heo's Public Art Project In New York

    Between 1996 and 1999, Heo created an art installation called “Q Is for Queens” consisting of 30 stained glass windows spotlighting the landmarks and people of Queens (A Is for Aqueduct Race Park; K Is for Korean Festival are among the images), as part of a major renovation of the #7 line in Long Island City, NY.
  • Winner of the ALA Notable Book Award & Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book

    Yumi Heo is the recipient of the ALA Notable Book Award and the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book for Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding, a charming story that also illuminates the many traditions of the Chinese weddings.
  • Winner of the Parents Choice Award

    Yumi Heo won the Parent's Choice Award in this year for Ten Days and Nine Nights. Heo captures an older sister's excitement while she waits for her baby sister to join her family through international adoption.
  • Winner of the Christopher Award

    An award honoring authors who encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others, Yumi Heo was the proud recipient for her work in Ten Days and Nine Nights
  • Winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award

    Yumi Heo is the proud winner of the 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award for her illustrations in I'm Flabbersmashed For You
  • Recipient of a PW Starred Review

    Heo received the Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Red Light, Green Light, a lift-the-flap-board book introduction to the rules of the road.
  • An end of an era

    Yumi Heo, creator of more than 30 distinctive books praised for their varying visual perspectives and stylized, died on November 5 after a long battle with cancer.