Baker & Taylor
Hearing stories from her old friend, the author learns what life was like for him as a young boy growing up in the rural south of Arcadia, Louisiana, during the time when Calvin Coolidge was president, children worked in the fields, and simple pleasures were enough to make it all worth while.McMillan Palgrave
The powerful and personal story of one American childhood
When Mr. Williams was a boy growing up in Arcadia, Louisiana, Calvin Coolidge was president, Martin Luther King Jr. had just been born, and children worked hard in the fields for most of the year.
Many years later, Karen Barbour grew up hearing Mr. Williams tell stories about his childhood. In this beautiful book, she not only shares the memories he passed on to her but also creates stunning paintings to illustrate them.
The story of Mr. J. W. Williams, lovingly told by his friend, evokes a specific time and place in American history in a way that is immediate, intimate, and relevant.
"Barbour's meticulously rendered artwork and Mr. Williams' astute observations vividly dramatize a distinct moment in American history, well worth remembering." - Publishers WeeklyBaker
An African American describes what life was like for him as a young boy growing up in the small rural town of Arcadia, Louisiana, when Calvin Coolidge was president, children worked in the fields, and life was much simpler.