Picture Book Biography: A Splash of Red

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet has been landing on a lot of “Best of 2013” lists (New York Library, for example) and for good reason.

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First of all, Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet are an experienced team. They worked together on the Caldecott winner, A River of Words:  The Story of William Carlos Williams. Secondly, Horace Pippin’s life is inspirational. He overcame great adversity, including losing the use of his right arm, to go on to produce museum-quality folk art. When you add it all up, this is a picture book biography that should be on your radar.

Want to learn more? Our full review is at Wrapped in Foil.

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