Originally published in: 2018
What it’s about: An African-American football player turned painter. Or, I guess, a painter who intermittently played football.
What made me pick it up: I can’t remember now. It must’ve been mentioned somewhere and sounded interesting so I placed a hold.
My favorite parts: The illustrations are lovely, as are the examples of artwork included. I really enjoyed learning about an artist I’d never heard of before and a bit of African American history that is not widely known. It was such an inspiring story and a nice reminder to follow your dreams, even if it doesn’t pay or you get sidetracked for a while on your journey.
Who it’s great for: Art lovers of all ages. Readers looking for less well known African American history stories.