Moving and Grooving to Fillmore's Beat
Rachel Werner (Author) Jerrard K. Polk (Illustrator)
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DescriptionFrom music to art to poetry, creativity filled the air in the Fillmore District. The creativity and inclusion brought communities together--with no exceptions. Everyone was welcome, and everyone was accepted. In this beautiful story about the historical Fillmore District in San Francisco, author Rachel Werner touches on themes of inclusivity and culture in a lyrical manner with an overt celebration of diverse representation within artistic fields.
August 01, 2023
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About the Author
Rachel Werner is the founder of The Little Book Project WI, a bi-annual community arts and nonprofit printmaking collaboration. Her literary writing and craft essays have been published by Off Menu Press, Digging Through The Fat and Voyage YA Literary Journal. A selection of Rachel's recipes are also included in Wisconsin Cocktails (UW-Press, 2020)--and her poetry in the anthology "Hope Is The Thing: Wisconsinites On Hope and Resilience in the Time of Covid-19" (The Wisconsin Historical Society, 2021).
Jerrard K. Polk has been drawing all his life. He received his professional start as an artist at the age of 15 and was educated at The Art Institute of Charlotte. His love of books and poetry was encouraged by his mother, a librarian. Today, he enjoys sharing his fondness for art and entrepreneurship with children. He is greatly inspired by jazz and the dapper fashions of its innovators. He has illustrated several books for children including The Story of John Lewis, Black Inventors, and A Child's Introduction to Jazz.