Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews

By BENSON, Kathleen

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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2015  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4–6—Benny Andrews began drawing when he was able to hold pencil in his hands and "once he started, he never stopped." He was born in 1930, one of 10 children to sharecroppers, and attended high school at a time when few of his friends had similar opportunities. After the service and college, Andrews went to New York City, where his work began to blossom: in scenes of Harlem life, the jazz world, and of his Georgia childhood. Social causes and injustice, particularly the civil rights movement and the exclu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Benson opens in New Orleans in 2005, where Benny Andrews traveled after Hurricane Katrina to teach children "to use art to express their feelings about what they had been through...he knew that sometimes it was easier to tell a story with pictures than with words." And this is an excellent way to begin a biography of an artist dedicated to the craft of narrative- and experience-based art, and also to the ongoing social concerns of African Americans and other...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born in 1930 in Georgia, Andrews defied social expectations by leaving the farm, attending high school, earning a BFA degree, and becoming a reno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

A moving account of the life of Benny Andrews, who started drawing when he was three years old and went on to become a successful artist who taught and exhibited in cities including Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. The text is accompanied by Andrews’s emotionally resonant artwork. His colorful, folk-art-style paintings often have a tactile quality,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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