Feed Your Mind (Hardcover)

A Story of August Wilson

By Jen Bryant, Cannaday Chapman (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419736537, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

A celebration of August Wilson’s journey from a child in Pittsburgh to one of America’s greatest playwrights
 
August Wilson (1945–2005) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who had a particular talent for capturing the authentic, everyday voice of black Americans. As a child, he read off soup cans and cereal boxes, and when his mother brought him to the library, his whole world opened up. After facing intense prejudice at school from both students and some teachers, August dropped out. However, he continued reading and educating himself independently. He felt that if he could read about it, then he could teach himself anything and accomplish anything. Like many of his plays, Feed Your Mind is told in two acts, revealing how Wilson grew up to be one of the most influential American playwrights. The book includes an author’s note, a timeline of August Wilson’s life, a list of Wilson’s plays, and a bibliography.


About the Author

Jen Bryant is the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book River of Words and many other picture books for children. Visit her website at www.jenbryant.com and follow her Instagram at jenbryant13. 


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.