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Olu's Dream Hardcover – August 25, 2009
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About the Author
Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of more than thirty picture books for children, including The Way a Door Closes by Hope Anita Smith, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award winner, and the author and illustrator of Olu's Dream. He has exhibited his art in West Africa and Paris and in Chicago, New York, and other major U.S. cities. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where he runs Dream Studio, a community art space.
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Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations are a great part of what makes it so appealing to me. I like the visual references in the book: the London Eye and Big Ben depicted in the background illustrations, the dual African and Asian heritage of Olu, Olu being raised in a creative household (the opening page shows the potagonist's father in his art studio amidst books, etc.) It never belabors the point of ethnicity and culture but at the same time celebrates it.
I also see this as a nice companion to Faith Ringgold's classic, Tar Beach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing. That is all. =D ...o & also that I love it SO MUCH I'm buying copies for all my friends children, & stalking the author for any other publishings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Moriah Z