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Words to My Life's Song
by Ashley Bryan and Ashley Bryan and Bill McGuinness


Overview - Ashley'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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ashley'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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  • ISBN-13: 9781416905417
  • ISBN-10: 1416905413
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 58
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.21 x 0.62 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Art
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical

 
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