Hi there! My name is Sarah Kurpiel. I'm a librarian and picture book illustrator from the Midwest. A self-taught illustrator, I've been doodling in the margins of notebooks for as long as I can remember. I started drawing digitally in 2016 and never stopped. My stories are inspired by animals, nature, and everyday life. I use a power wheelchair and consider my disability an important part of my identity.
ALA (2011-Present)
SCBWI (2019-Present)
Winter 2020 SCBWI Bulletin Art Spot Winner
Spring 2020 SCBWI-IL Prairie Wind "Illustrator in the Spotlight"
Sarah Kurpiel
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