||A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin|
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Knopf Books for Young Readers/ Random House, January 2013
ISBN 978-0-375-86712-5, hardcover, $17.99
Picture book, ages 5-8
Horace Pippin loved to draw pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches—until he was wounded. Would he ever draw again? Bryant & Sweet share the story of a self-taught artist who overcame poverty, racism, disability and war to become an American master.
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Awards and Honors
Junior Library Guild Selection
Starred review in Booklist
Starred review in Kirkus Reviews
Starred review in School Library Journal