Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Courtesy of Jerome Doolittle at Bad Attitudes:
A drawing by Marc Simont, one of the country’s foremost illustrators of children’s books, was born to Catalan parents in 1915 and came to this country at the age of 19. He has been a working artist ever since, even during his World War II service in the U.S. Army.
Marc has illustrated close to a hundred books in his long career, among them the works of James Thurber. He is a winner of the Caldecott Medal, the publishing industry’s highest prize for children’s books, along with numerous other honors.
As immigrants so often do, Marc has a clearer perception of what it means to be an American than many of us who were born here. And right now he fears that we are being led down a dangerous path that carries us farther and farther away from our highest and best ideals.
If you haven't found your way over to Bad Attitudes yet, I encourage you to do so. Wonderful analysis about all of the current outrages we are facing.
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