The Books

The Art Lesson

by Tomie DePaola

One Potato Review

The stubborn young soul becomes an artist, in spite of what they try to teach him at school. There is nominally some compromise tucked into the plotting, still this is a story defined by pure outrage at being asked to copy a pilgrim for the Thanksgiving art project. And make no mistake: it’s autobiographical, just in case you were wondering who was right in the end.