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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

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A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant
Hardcover $17.99
Jan 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780375867125

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 18, 2013:
“Quotations from Pippin about the psychological scars of war and his artistic process are hand-drawn into Sweet’s images, underscoring how art was not only a joyful outlet for Pippin, but also a vital means of interpreting the world.”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2013:
“Bryant’s meticulously researched, eloquent text makes this a winning read-aloud, while Sweet’s vibrant, folksy illustrations, rendered in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media, portray the joys and hardships of the man’s life, using his trademark palette…with just a splash of red.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012:
“This outstanding portrait of African-American artist Horace Pippin (1888-1946) allows Pippin’s work to shine—and his heart too.”

Starred Review, Booklist, November 1, 2012:
“…a well-structured narrative with recurring themes and a highly accessible style…outstanding.”


Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice WINNER

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year WINNER

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing WINNER 2013

Orbis Pictus Non-Fiction Award WINNER 2014

Parents’ Choice Gold Award WINNER

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book WINNER

Schneider Family Book Award WINNER 2014

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE 2015

Virginia Capitol Choices Award List NOMINEE 2014

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2014

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices SELECTION

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award SELECTION 2014

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year HONOR 2014

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