It Jes’ Happened

By The San Francisco Children's Fiction Examiner

“Bill Traylor was born into slavery in Alabama in 1854. After the defeat of The story of Bill Traylor and his simple, yet moving artwork is the subject of “It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw” by Don Tate and R. Gregory Christie. In images reminiscent of those created by Bill and accompanied by a smooth and flowing text, the story of how Bill’s art came to be appreciated and celebrated comes to life. It is also the story of Bill’s life before he became an artist.”

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