About the Author
Jen Bryant writes picture books, novels, and poems for readers of all ages. Her numerous awards include two Caldecott Honors, two ALA Schneider Family Book Awards, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award and Honor, and a Sibert Medal and Honor. Frank Morrison is the award-winning illustrator of many books for young readers, including two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor books, a John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, an NAACP Image Award winner, and a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal winner.
Cannaday Chapman is an illustrator whose work has been featured in the New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. Feed Your Mind is his first picture book. Visit Cannaday's website at cannadaychapman.com, follow him on social media @cannadaychapman.
"Bryant’s poetic descriptions effectively chronicle Wilson’s artistic journey. . . This empathetic and informative study of August Wilson’s early years explores the complexities of the black experience in America. A book that will resonate not only with bookworms and fans of the playwright but with black children wishing to see themselves reflected in the world around them."
— School Library Journal
"Wilson’s passion for words and attention to the world around him emerge in Bryant’s lyrical telling."
— Publishers Weekly
"Chapman’s mixed-media illustrations are sophisticated and engrossing, packed with visual metaphors. . . reading aloud for pure pleasure would be a meaningful tribute to Wilson’s legacy."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An eloquent love letter to literature and a celebration of its power to inspire, to instruct, and to provide hope, guidance, and direction."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Elegant picture-book biography. . . drawing readers into the world of this powerhouse dramatist."
— Horn Book Magazine