|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.
Who was Horace Pippin? Watch this short video to find out.
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A SPLASH OF RED has received the Gold Award in the Non-Fiction category of the 2013 Spring Parents’ Choice Awards!
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Scholastic Instructor includes A Spash of Red on a new list of of recommended biographies.
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Awards and Honors
Amazon.com January 2013 Pick
Booklist Top 10 Arts Books
Gold Award, Parents'Choice
Junior Library Guild Selection
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013
NY Public Library “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
School Library Journal Best Books 2013
Society of Illustrators: “The Original Art”
Starred review in Booklist
Starred review in Kirkus Reviews
Starred review in Publishers Weekly
Starred review in School Library Journal