Step Right Up

By My Statesman

From the everyday racism inherent in the late 19th century to Doc’s training methods — “Kindness, kindness and more kindness, that’s the way,” he explains — this biography offers immense fodder for further discussion. Author Donna Janell Bowman's… well-researched telling of Doc and Jim’s story is augmented by illustrator Daniel Minter’s warm acrylic paintings. Older readers will enjoy Bowman’s detailed, fact-filled epilogue about Doc.