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Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson

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A celebration of August Wilson’s journey from a child in Pittsburgh to one of America’s greatest playwrights
 
August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular talent for capturing the authentic, everyday voice of black Americans. As a child, he read off the soup cans and cereal boxes, and when his mother brought him to the libr
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Expected publication: November 12th 2019 by Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Alicia
My only complaint is the length-- but when you're trying to do a biography "a story" of August Wilson or anyone, I understand the need to add more. But sometimes less is more. It was well-rounded in terms of focusing on his childhood and teenage years into how he became famous as a playwright, yet, it's definitely text heavy-- to the point that some of the artwork suffers when words are put onto the page because...

the artwork... is absolutely phenomenal in tone for the story. Truly t
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Emily Masters
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i loved this one, and i think it's an important read.
Edward Sullivan
Not a straightforward biography, but rather an eloquently written and elegantly illustrated appreciation and celebration of the renowned African-American playwright.
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Jen Bryant (Jennifer Fisher Bryant) writes picture books, novels and poems for readers of all ages. Her biographical picture book: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet,received a Caldecott Honor award and her historical novel in verse RINGSIDE 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial is an Oprah Recommended Book for ages 12 & up. Other titles include Pi ...more