It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw.

By Don Tate. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. Lee & Low, $17.95 (9781600602603). Gr. 2–4.


Rhythmic text and beautiful folk-art illustrations introduce celebrated “outsider artist” Bill Traylor, who drew on memories of his childhood as a slave when he started drawing in 1939, at the age of 85.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
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