"Inspiring, stunningly-illustrated story of the dyslexic father of Black American art"
This text has been set in Dyslexie, a typeface specially designed for people with dyslexia
This latest addition to the innovative The Questioneers series by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts is a wonderful story that’s sure to inspire young readers who are trying to find their voice and express themselves, especially dyslexic children for whom reading and spelling might be a struggle.
The eponymous Aaron Slater Illustrator of this beautiful rhyming picture book is based on Aaron Douglas, the African American painter, muralist, and graphic artist. Often hailed as the father of Black American art, and a key part of the Harlem Renaissance movement, the book follows Aaron from the age of four, when he discovers a love of stories and decides to create his own. Though frustrated by his struggle with reading (“the words are just squiggles, and try as he might, even with help Aaron can’t get it right”), Aaron discovers the magic of telling stories through images, and begins to conjure fabulous art - art that can “make a difference” and help him “discover what he wants to say.”
What an engagingly-told tale, with David Roberts’ illustrations oozing style, charming detail and all the art-as-story-telling power that young Aaron is delighted to discover in the book.