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"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
— Kirkus Reviews
— Horn Book Magazine