Ashley Bryan: words to my life's song

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Ashley's autobiography is full of art, photographs, and the poignant never-say-never tale of his rich life, a life that has always included drawing and painting. Even as a boy growing up during the Depression, he painted -- finding cast off objects to turn into books and kites and toy and art. Even as a solder in the segregated Army on the beaches of Normandy, he sketched -- keeping charcoal crayons and paper in his gasmask to draw with during lulls. Even as a talented, visionary art student who was accepted and then turned away from college upon arrival, the school telling Ashley that to give a scholarship to an African American student would be a waste, he painted -- continuing to create art when he could have been discouraged, continuing to polish his talents when his spirit should have been beaten. Ashley went on to become a Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee, a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, and a multiple Coretta Scott King award winner. As you might imagine, his story is powerful, bursting with his creative energy, and a testament to believing in oneself. It's a book every child in America should have access to and it does what the very best autobiographies do; it inspires!
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subject_facet African American artists, African American artists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American authors, African American authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African American illustrators, African American illustrators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Authors, American, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Children's stories -- Authorship, Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
title_display Ashley Bryan : words to my life's song
title_full Ashley Bryan : words to my life's song / by Ashley Bryan, with photographs by Bill McGuinness
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title_sub words to my life's song