Jerome Lagarrigue

Jerome Lagarrigue was born and grew up in Paris, France, in a family of artists. Mr. Lagarrigue is the illustrator of Freedom Summer as well as My Man Blue by Nikki Grimes, and his work has also appeared in the New Yorker and on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he teaches drawing and painting at Parsons School of Design and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Books by this Author

Friendship defies racism for two boys in this stirring story of the “Freedom Summer” that followed the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now in a 50th Anniversary Edition with a refreshed cover and a new introduction.John Henry swims better than anyone I know. He crawls like a catfish, blows bubbles like a swamp monster,but he doesn’t swim in the town pool with me.He’s not allowed. Joe and John Henry are a lot alike. They both like shooting marbles, they both want to be firemen, and they...