Jake Makes a World follows the creative adventures of the young Jacob Lawrence as he finds inspiration in the vibrant colors and characters of his community in Harlem. Taking Lawrence’s childhood in New York during the 1930s as its starting point, the book follows young Jake as he takes in the colors, sounds, rhythms, smells, and characters of his community in Harlem, passing through his mother’s apartment, neighborhood streets full of familiar and not-so-familiar faces, and the art studio where he goes each day after school.
Featuring photographic reproductions of Migration Series panels in addition to colorful illustrations, the book explores the inspiration the young artist finds in ordinary things, and the joy he discovers in making art.
This book Includes a reproduction of a Migration series panel. Written by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and illustrated by Christopher Myers.
- Ages 4 - 8 years
- 44 pages, 9 x 11.8 x 0.4 inches
- Illustrated throughout in color