Between The Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From The Football Field To The Art Gallery

ISBN-10: 1481443879
ISBN-13: 9781481443876
Author: Wallace, Sandra Neil
Illustrated by: Collier, Bryan
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: January 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 48


Hardcover
$13.49
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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Lexile: 660L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football

Description
Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes-a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generation-with this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. When Ernie Barnes was growing up in North Carolina in the 1950s, he loved to draw. Even when he played as a boy with his friends he drew with a stick in the mud. And he never left home without a sketchbook. He would draw the junk man, families walking home from church, or the old man on the sofa. He drew what he saw. But in the segregated south, Ernie didn't know how to make a living as an artist. Ernie grew tall and athletic and became a football star. Soon enough the colleges came calling. Still, in his heart Ernie longed to paint. Would that day ever come? Ernie Barnes was one of the most important artists of his time known for his style of elongation and movement. His work has influenced a generation of painters and illustrators and can be found in museums and collections, such as the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the California African American Museum. Between the Lines is a story of inspiration, spirit, and of an American original who pursued his dream. This enchanting picture book includes pieces of artwork created by this little known artist who captured the truth and beauty of the world he saw around him.
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