Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace


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$21.99  $20.45
Atheneum Books
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11.2 X 0.8 X 10.0 inches | 2.2 pounds

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About the Author

Ashley Bryan (1923-2022) grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he shared the joy of song with children. A beloved illustrator, he was named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He also received the Coretta Scott King--Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, was a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan's Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lived in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.


"So many unique yet universal aspects of the human experience are touched upon in this lovingly shared memoir.... Watching Bryan generously transform the bittersweet into beauty is watching the meaning of art."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"A fascinating nontraditional narrative that gives penetrating glimpses of the army experience."--BCCB, starred review
*"Illuminating, disturbing, and ultimately triumphant, this account of WWII, as seen through the eyes of a soldier of color and an artist of extraordinary power, is a precious resource for readers of all ages."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The dynamic book design and lavish production choices make this a fully immersive experience. The ultimate gift book."--Horn Book Magazine
*"A striking exhibition of a master artist and national treasure."--Shelf Awareness, starred review
*"This unique book, at times both beautiful and sadly horrifying, deserves to be studied and savored."--School Library Journal, starred review
A vivid, personal narrative.--Booklist, starred review