Words to My Life's Song
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Words to My Life's Song by Ashley Bryan
Book DescriptionAshley'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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416905417
(236mm x 261mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Atheneum Books
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ashley Bryan
Freedom Over Me, Hardback (September 2016)
"Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"--
Sail Away, Hardback (September 2015)
A celebration of mermaids, wildernesses of waves, and the creatures of the deep through poems by Langston Hughes and cut-paper collage illustrations by Ashley Bryan.
Ashley Bryan's Puppets, Hardback (July 2014)View all books by Ashley Bryan
Beloved storyteller and creator Ashley Bryan reveals the vibrant spirit of found objects in this treasury of poetry and puppets.
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