Splash of Red

written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

"A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin" by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, features the artist as a boy, underlining his name in the title of the book with red paint. The Schneider Award seal has been affixed to his right, near the bottom corner of the book.


This picture book biography of self-taught African American folk artist Horace Pippin demonstrates the dogged determination of a wounded soldier to paint again. After a WWI injury threatened to end his potential artistic career, he trained himself to paint by supporting his injured arm with the other hand.

Awards Won

Title Year
official seal of the schneider family book award Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

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Bibliography of Children's Books about the Disability Experience (pdf)

2014 - Winner(s)