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Pigskins to Paintbrushes: The Story of Football-Playing Artist Ernie Barnes

This book is about Ernie Barnes
Discover the extraordinary journey of Ernie Barnes, a man who transcended the boundaries of sports and arts in the inspiring picture book, "Pigskins to Paintbrushes: The Story of Football-Playing Artist Ernie Barnes." Authored by the award-winning Don Tate, this narrative captures the essence of a young boy, bullied and alienated for his lack of interest in athletics and his passion for art, growing up in a segregated neighborhood during the 1930s. The story unfolds as Ernie, initially reluctant, joins his school football team, excels as a star player through high school, college, and eventually in the NFL, while never abandoning his love for art. His perseverance leads him to a successful dual career, culminating in his renowned art exhibitions that celebrate the grace and beauty of Black bodies. Published on August 17, 2021, this book is perfect for elementary school readers and serves as a profound exploration of racial justice, encouraging young minds to think critically about overcoming societal barriers and pursuing their dreams relentlessly.
Published by Harry N. Abrams on August 17, 2021
48 pages
ISBN: 9781419749438
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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