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Red, White, and Black. America’s Czech With Balance!

Red, White, and Black. America’s Czech With Balance! Antonín Dvořák | Gary Kelley | Graphic Novel | 56 pages | 9781948509497 | $15.99 | October 10 Release | Order Early for a Signed Copy.

Red, White, and Black. America’s Czech With Balance! looks at the well-known musician, Antonín Dvořák. Already a success in Europe, Dvorak was invited to New York City where he arrived in 1892. Once in the United States he connects quickly with both the city’s and the nation’s cultural variety. He comes to believe the roots of American music are all its cultures: African American, Native American, Ragtime, Louisiana Bayou, and more. A summer “vysoka” in Spielville, Iowa, confirms his ideas. He soon blends red, white, and black sounds into his symphony sound.

ARTIST GARY KELLEY earned a degree in art from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where his studio is today. His career as a graphic designer rapidly evolved into one of illustration, painting, drawing, and visual storytelling. Elected to the New York Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, Gary has won thirty medals from their annual juried exhibitions. He has illustrated over thirty picture books for readers of all ages, including in 2014, The Harlem Hellfighters, one of The New York Times finalists for Picture Book of the Year. His previous graphic novels Moon of the Snowblind and Bach and the Blues are both available from us as well.