Leah Chappell's St. James illustration featured in France-Amerique

Leah Chappell's illustration "St. James" featured in France-Amerique in a compelling and beautifully written article about James Baldwin

Leah is honored to have her drawing of James Baldwin (St. James) featured in the March issue of France-Amerique, the largest bilingual French magazine in the US. Here is an excerpt of the article:

"African-American novelist James Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924. He was a key figure in the fight against discrimination and for civil rights in the United States and is often considered to be one of the movements leading voices. After fleeing racism in America in November 1948, he arrived win Paris with just a few dollars to his name. Baldwin went on to spend some 40 years years traveling the world, with France as his base. After mingling with the intellectual class in Paris, he moved to Sanit-Pau-de-Vence in 1970, where he lived until his death in 1987. France was where he wrote his most famous works, such as Notes of a Native Soon (1955), Giovanni's Room (1956) and Just Above My Head (1979), and also where he was able to gain the perspective he needed to fight against racial inequalities in the United States.

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