Jacob Lawrence: A Painter's Story
It's not easy to find biographies that truly appeal to very young readers. Perhaps it's because they take a special talent to write! What's needed is an author who can distill a lot of complicated facts into clear, simple concepts, add a touch of warmth and humor, and create a story that a little kid won't want to put down. Add to the mix some lovely child-friendly art set in a framework of pastels and that's Benchmark's American Heroes. These charming titles, all carefully researched and well-documented, will fire the imaginations of young readers and help set them on a lifelong path to learning.
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