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Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan is one of the most inspiring, talented, and genuine people I have ever met. He puts his heart on every page. 

I am honored to reveal the cover for Ashley Bryan's autobiography, Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace.

Below is an excerpt from Infinite Hope.

A victory mural. That was what I, with other art students, was busy painting when the notice arrived. I was nineteen, into my third year at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. The notice was from the United States Army, stating that I was being drafted—drafted into the army. Into World War II. It was early spring, 1943, and I had had a sense that my notice would be coming soon; many friends at Cooper Union had already been drafted, as had a number of fellows in my Bronx neighborhood. If you were over the age of eighteen in 1943, you expected a draft notice. When I went home and told my mother, she had an unexpec…

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