Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson Jen Bryant

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson

Author: Jen Bryant
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Book Title
Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson
Author
Jen Bryant
ISBN
9781419736537
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Jen BryantPublisher: Abrams Books for Young ReadersPublished: 11/12/2019ISBN: 9781419736537Pages: 48Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 10.60h x 8.70w x 0.60dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2019School Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 73Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 39Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2019 - Book Of Special DistinctionPublishers Weekly 11/25/2019Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 102Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508477 / Feed Your Mind: A Story of August WilsonReading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jen Bryant
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/12/2019
ISBN: 9781419736537
Pages: 48
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.70w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2019
School Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 73
Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 39
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 11/25/2019
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 102

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508477 / Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jen Bryant
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/12/2019
ISBN: 9781419736537
Pages: 48
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.70w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2019
School Library Journal 11/01/2019 pg. 73
Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 39
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 11/25/2019
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 102

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508477 / Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson
Reading Level: 4.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1