Laura Freeman I'm An American

About the illustrator:

Illustrator Laura Freeman is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award honoree. Her books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and have been recognized with an NAACP Image Award and by the Society of Illustrators and the Georgia Center for the Book. She has illustrated over thirty children’s books, and her editorial images are frequently seen in the New York Times and other periodicals. Freeman’s art can also be found on a wide range of products, from dishes and textiles to greeting cards. Originally from New York City, she now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the book:

In I’m an American by Darshana Khiani, with Laura Freeman’s exuberant illustrations, a classroom of children across many races, cultures, and origins explores the concept of Americanness as they each share bits of their family history and how their past has shaped their own personal American experience. A beautifully depicted, thought-provoking look at the vast expanse of cultures that exists in America, it shows the values that bring us together as one people despite our differences, and the many ways we define what it means to be an American.

Sponsored by Hearne Fine Art/Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, and the Clinton Presidential Center.