Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Change has Come: an Artist Celebrates our American Spirit

The drawings of Kadir Nelson with the words of Barack Obama
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Unpaged.
No matter your politics (unless you are a Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck devotee), Change has Come . . . should be a lovely, stirring expression of the best of American practice and sentiment. Nelson, Caldecott honor and Sibert award winner, has deftly pictured, with impressive economy, the nature of the American spirit and constituency. Although shelved in the Children's Department, Change has Come is a brief but poignant tribute, for all ages, to the spirit of democracy and the hopes of a free society.

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