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Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

This book is about Ernie Barnes
Immerse yourself in the inspiring journey of Ernie Barnes, a former NFL athlete who transcended the boundaries of sports to become a pivotal artist of his generation, in "Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery." This enthralling picture book, beautifully illustrated by Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient, captures the essence of Barnes' struggle and triumph as he navigates through the challenges of racial and educational injustices in the segregated South of the 1940s. Ideal for elementary school readers, this 2018 publication not only tells the story of a man who followed his passion against all odds but also showcases the impactful art that portrayed the vibrant life and movement of the world around him. Celebrated with numerous accolades including the 2019 Orbis Pictus Book Award and listed as a NYPL Best Book for Kids, this biography will enchant sports enthusiasts and budding artists alike. Discover the power of dreams and the beauty of persistence encapsulated in the life of Ernie Barnes—an American original who painted the truths he lived.
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books on January 23, 2018
48 pages
ISBN: 9781481443876
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Education Equity and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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