Here are more pieces I illustrated for a an English textbook geared towards giving 5th graders more courage to write, They accompany a narrative essay by African-American writer, Bertie Bowman, who grew up on a rural South Carolina farm in the 1930's. At age 13, he ran away from home. Working as a porter on a train, he found his way north to a true land of opportunity, Washington DC. Once there, he never looking back, finding jobs on Capital Hill. He worked all the way up the ranks to become a staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
|Life on the farm consisted of slopping pigs.|
You can view my drawings accompanying an essay by the great Rosa Parks, here.
A special thanks to art director, Carmela Stricklett,
at Amplify for this really fun opportunity.