Today’s book list is from Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph illustrator Francis Vallejo. His eight picture books come from his heart; he has a personal connection to each one.
8 Diversity Picture Books That Inspire Francis Vallejo
Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey by Gary Golio, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Latino artist Gutierrez, cover artist for Santana, illustrates the real tale of how Coltrane had to fight through tribulations to later record his greatest music. Rudy fasted while he painted the pieces for this book in an effort to find the appropriate spiritual pace and best channel Cotrane’s sound into pictures. [picture book, ages 10-12]