Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson
Illustrator: Cannaday Chapman
August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular talent for capturing the authentic, everyday voice of black Americans. As a child, he read off the soup cans and cereal boxes in the pantry, and when his mother brought him to the library, his whole world opened up. After facing intense prejudice at school from both students and some teachers, August dropped out. However, he continued reading and educating himself independently. He felt that if he could read about it, then he could teach himself anything and accomplish anything.
Like many of his plays, Feed Your Mind is told in two acts, revealing how Wilson grew up to be one of the most influential American playwrights.
Author’s note. Time line. Notes. Selected bibliography. List of plays by August Wilson. Full-color illustrations were created using ink, colored pencil, acrylic paint, and cut paper, and assembled and colored in Adobe Photoshop.
JLG Release: Mar 2020
Awards & Honors
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*, Booklist, Publishers Weekly*, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
8 1/2 x 10 1/2
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A