Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes?a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generations?with this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. When Ernie Barnes was growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s, he loved to draw. Even when he played as a boy with his friends he drew with a stick in the mud Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes?a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artis...

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Title:Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
Author:Sandra Neil Wallace
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1481443879
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Jan 29, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

  • Westerville
    Jan 31, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

  • Lynn
    Mar 05, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

    "When I became an athlete I didn't stop being an artist." "An artist paints his own reality." "Being an artist has created in me the desire to continually affirm beauty." What an inspiring story of someone who overcame tremendous barriers to reach his dream of being an artist! Lov...

    Between the Lines is a wonderful true story about a boy who had many talents, but was passionate about one. Ernie Barnes loved art as a young boy and all through his life, but was also a very talented football player, and even went on to play in the NFL. But he never lost his love for ...

    Excellent biography of professional football player who later became renowned artist, Ernie Barnes. His work is housed in the National Football Hall of Fame, has graced the cover of Marvin Gaye albums and television's Good Times. Occasionally called the "Black Picasso," his unique styl...

    Very well written and researched, this is a appealing story of someone following his dream in unusual and difficult circumstances. Barnes' determination is so inspiring! What a story. Collier's illustrations are equally well done, honoring Barnes' style but remaining Collier's own. ...

  • Jason
    Apr 24, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

  • MaryLibrarianOH
    Mar 03, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

  • Kathryn
    Mar 15, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 18, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

  • Alex  Baugh
    Feb 11, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

  • Meredith
    Mar 13, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

  • Jo Oehrlein
    Apr 02, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

  • Renee
    Mar 12, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

  • Beverly
    Mar 09, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

  • Aliza Werner
    Mar 10, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

  • Stephanie Tournas
    Feb 08, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 19, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

  • Katie Reilley
    Nov 02, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

    "When I became an athlete I didn't stop being an artist." "An artist paints his own reality." "Being an artist has created in me the desire to continually affirm beauty." What an inspiring story of someone who overcame tremendous barriers to reach his dream of being an artist! Lov...

    Between the Lines is a wonderful true story about a boy who had many talents, but was passionate about one. Ernie Barnes loved art as a young boy and all through his life, but was also a very talented football player, and even went on to play in the NFL. But he never lost his love for ...

    Excellent biography of professional football player who later became renowned artist, Ernie Barnes. His work is housed in the National Football Hall of Fame, has graced the cover of Marvin Gaye albums and television's Good Times. Occasionally called the "Black Picasso," his unique styl...

    Very well written and researched, this is a appealing story of someone following his dream in unusual and difficult circumstances. Barnes' determination is so inspiring! What a story. Collier's illustrations are equally well done, honoring Barnes' style but remaining Collier's own. ...

    Beautiful picture book biography depicting the life of football player & artist Ernie Barnes. Loved the message to readers that one thing doesn?t have to define you; you can have multiple talents and work toward many goals. Excellent back matter with example of his work and lots ...

  • Joan Marie
    Jan 30, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

    "When I became an athlete I didn't stop being an artist." "An artist paints his own reality." "Being an artist has created in me the desire to continually affirm beauty." What an inspiring story of someone who overcame tremendous barriers to reach his dream of being an artist! Lov...

  • Laura Giessler
    May 15, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

  • Christine Irvin
    Mar 23, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

  • Julia Ash
    Apr 29, 2019

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Jun 14, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

  • Viviane Elbee
    May 05, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

  • Micha O'Connor
    Mar 09, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

    "When I became an athlete I didn't stop being an artist." "An artist paints his own reality." "Being an artist has created in me the desire to continually affirm beauty." What an inspiring story of someone who overcame tremendous barriers to reach his dream of being an artist! Lov...

    Between the Lines is a wonderful true story about a boy who had many talents, but was passionate about one. Ernie Barnes loved art as a young boy and all through his life, but was also a very talented football player, and even went on to play in the NFL. But he never lost his love for ...

    Excellent biography of professional football player who later became renowned artist, Ernie Barnes. His work is housed in the National Football Hall of Fame, has graced the cover of Marvin Gaye albums and television's Good Times. Occasionally called the "Black Picasso," his unique styl...

  • Frances Hotchkiss
    May 05, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

  • mary dewley
    Apr 19, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

  • Robin Loughlin
    May 04, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...

    "Where are the paintings by the Negro artists?" he asked. Surprised by Ernest's question, the tour guide paused, "Your people don't express themselves in that way," she said. Inspiring story of how African American artist Ernie Barnes overcame both diversity and societal expectatio...

    Wallace, Sandra Neil Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Paula Wiseman (Simon), 2018. $18. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. This is the true story of famous artist Ernie Barnes. His li...

    Ernie Barnes loved art from his childhood all the way through until his death. His mother nurtured his love for drawing and artwork, and his father nurtured his love for music. He didn't try out for his high school football team, but the football coach noticed his physique, and recruit...

    This is a wonderful picture book biography of the artist Ernie Barnes. Growing up in the South in the 1940's, football was the way open to him to make a living, but he always made art. After stints in the NFL and the AFL, he became the official artist of the AFL. Wallace describes the ...

    I loved this beautiful book on the life of Ernie Barnes artist and football player. The collage illustrations are gorgeous, so realistic! It was wonderful that his mom made sure her children knew about music and art. Because of his size his dad wanted him to be a professional football ...

    How a black boy grew up in the segregated south and became an artist (at first supporting himself by playing pro football). A story of grit and determination and self-knowledge and talent and courage. This part early on is just heart breaking: Ernest searched for paintings of ...

    I was unfamiliar with this story, even though I knew his most famous painting, Sugar Shack, and you probably do, too. Give to any kid with artistic aspirations, especially one who's been taught that sports and art are mutually exclusive, or that creating art is only for some people and...

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the pacing of how the author told Barnes's story. I learned so much. I had seen Barnes's work before but did not know the story of the artist; it is incredibly inspirational! And I think Collier made the absolute right choice not to try to make the a...

    "When I became an athlete I didn't stop being an artist." "An artist paints his own reality." "Being an artist has created in me the desire to continually affirm beauty." What an inspiring story of someone who overcame tremendous barriers to reach his dream of being an artist! Lov...

    Between the Lines is a wonderful true story about a boy who had many talents, but was passionate about one. Ernie Barnes loved art as a young boy and all through his life, but was also a very talented football player, and even went on to play in the NFL. But he never lost his love for ...

  • Patrick Hamill
    Dec 10, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

  • Daniel Walsh
    Dec 07, 2018

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

  • Lauren Marshall
    Apr 14, 2019

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

  • Kelly Petersen
    Jun 20, 2019

    BETWEEN THE LINES is a biography of Ernest Barnes who was raised in North Carolina during segregation. The book follows his journey, focusing on how he never gave up on his desire to become an artist for a living. His determination kept growing stronger, even after he had found success...

    Wonderful book on the life of Ernie Barnes that will motivate children to discover their talents in more than one area. ...

    Phenomenal and thorough biography of artist and pro football player Ernie Barnes. I didn't know of his art before, but I'm captivated by the examples that were shared in the endnotes. I loved the message that you don't have to choose one thing to be, you can be anything and everything....

    When Ernie Barnes was a young boy, he loved to draw, and after seeing the art hanging in the library where his mother worked, he knew he wanted to be an artist. But becoming an artist wasn't the easiest thing. Because he was 6'3" Ernie was recruited to play football, first for his high...

    I really loved the story of Ernie Barnes, I didn't know his name but I knew his work. I am hesitant to give the book 4 stars because it neglected to talk about Barnes work, "The Sugar Shack". If you were a child growing up in the 70s you knew that painting. It was on the cover of M...

    Well-told biography with engaging illustrations. As always, I liked learning something about a person with whom I was unfamiliar. I like the message that one can be an artist and an athlete, that it doesn't have to be one or the other (see also Chris Cooley). I also liked how this book...

    Growing up in Durham in the 1940s, Ernie Barnes wanted to be an artist, but the adults in his life wanted him to play football. Not to mention, when he asked why there were no paintings by Negro artists at the museum, he was told that "your people don't express themselves in that way."...

    These illustrations are done in beautiful muted colors. This is the story of Ernest Barnes who always wanted to be an artist. His family and the football coach from his school convinced him to play football and he did it very well but never lost his aspiration to draw/paint. At graduat...

    An unusual biography as it is partly about a football player but mostly about an artist. Ernie Barnes was a man who went after his dreams even when faced with not being able to pay the rent. After quitting professional football he carved a niche for himself in the world of sports as th...

    This is an interesting non-fiction biography about Ernie Barnes, an artist, who used to be an American football player. I had seen his artwork before and it was fun to discover more about the artist behind the artwork. This book has quite a lot of text, so it's more for elementary stu...

    Why talk about "Sugar Shack" and then not include an image of it?????? I wish more of Barnes' work had been included in Collier's illustrations. It wasn't until I saw "Double Dutch" in the afterword that I realized I recognized Barnes' style. ...

    This book was recommended by Nancy Pearl when she spoke at our library. I had never heard of Ernie Barnes before. It was a wonderful story of an artist turned pro football player turned artist. A great book. ...

    Another fantastic biography of a person of color I've never heard of. Keep 'em coming! Let's rewrite history! The intersection of football and art makes this a good candidate to expand the horizons of boys who only want to read about sports! ...

    Genre: Non-Fiction children?s book, Biography Recommended Grade Levels: K-3 Themes: Art, Inspiration, Sports, Civil Rights, Education Summary: In the southern state of North Carolina a young boy, Ernie Barnes, knew he was an artist at heart. He would often engage in mud painting ...

    Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery by Sandra Neil Wallace (2018) is such a beautifully written depiction of an athlete's passion for art and how Ernie Barnes saw the world as art. Ernie Barnes always knew he wanted to be an artist. Ernie...

    Summary-This book tells the story of Ernie Wells and how he battled his love for art and playing football. Ernie was told at a young age that painting would not make him rich so instead, he played football. As he grew older he could not deny his love for art so he continued painting an...

    I paired Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery and Brontorina together. At first, you might think that this is a strange pairing but after reading both books, both of my main characters never give up on their dreams and it pays off! Ernie u...