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Jen Bryant

Dear Reader:

Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on George Washington's birthday, Horace Pippin was the grandson of a slave. As a boy, he loved to draw pictures for his sisters, his classmates, and later, 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? In this follow-up to our Caldecott Honor book A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, Melissa Sweet and I share the story of a self-taught artist who overcame poverty, racism, disability and war to become an American master.

"[A] well-structured narrative with recurring themes and a highly accessible style... full of memorable details.... The artwork incorporates large-print quotes, giving Pippin a voice here as well. Outstanding." —Booklist Starred Review

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A SPLASH OF RED discussion guide

A Splash of Red / Jen Bryant / Knopf Books for Young Readers

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-0375867125 / Published: January, 2013

Ages 5+ / Picture book, Biography

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