|IT JES' HAPPENED, When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate|
I give this book 5 apples, cream of the crop. Craftsmanship and themes of creativity and timelessness in a non-fiction biography for children is hard to come by at this level of execution. It makes a great addition for art educators, librarians, teachers, and children and adults who appreciate other's life stories and creative outcomes. IT JES' HAPPENED is not to be just taken off the shelve in February to celebrate Black History month.
This book is a biography picture book which has large word count and more complicated words and sentence structure than general picture books. It is for children 8 and up. It is a fun way to learn history. The themes in this book are Black history, American folk art history, life, drawing, your never to old, not worrying about what others think, and expressing your self. A teachers guide is available on the author's website.
If you want to find out more about author/illustrator Don Tate, check out his website
at: Don's Website If you want to find more talented children's authors and illustrators of color, check out : THE BROWN BOOKSHELF
This book can be found through your local independent bookseller and online at major chain websites. In Grand Junction, our local independent book seller is Grand Valley Books.
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