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 Pigskins to paintbrushes : the story of football-playing artist Ernie Barnes
 Author: Tate, Don

 Publisher:  Abrams Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Dewey: 796.332
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [48] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 872705 ISBN: 9781419749438
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Barnes, Ernie, -- 1938-2009
 National Football League
 African American artists -- Biography
 African American football players -- Biography

Price: $22.78

Young Ernie Barnes wasn't like all the other boys his age. Bullied for being shy, overweight, and uninterested in sports like boys were "supposed" to be, he instead took refuge in his sketchbook, in vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and flowing lines. Discouraged and tired of being teased, Ernie joined the school football team. Although reluctant at first, he would soon become a star. But art remained in Ernie's heart and followed him through high school, college, and into the NFL.

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