Abrams Books for Young Readers
November 12, 2019
8.7 X 10.6 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Jen Bryant is the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book River of Words and many other picture books for children. Cannaday Chapman is an illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. Feed Your Mind is his first picture book.
"Wilson's passion for words and attention to the world around him emerge in Bryant's lyrical telling."
"An eloquent love letter to literature and a celebration of its power to inspire, to instruct, and to provide hope, guidance, and direction." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Elegant picture-book biography. . . drawing readers into the world of this powerhouse dramatist."-- "Horn Book Magazine"
"Bryant's poetic descriptions effectively chronicle Wilson's artistic journey. . . This empathetic and informative study of August Wilson's early years explores the complexities of the black experience in America. A book that will resonate not only with bookworms and fans of the playwright but with black children wishing to see themselves reflected in the world around them."-- "School Library Journal"
"Chapman's mixed-media illustrations are sophisticated and engrossing, packed with visual metaphors. . . reading aloud for pure pleasure would be a meaningful tribute to Wilson's legacy." -- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"