Americans Who Tell the Truth

Truth tellers remind us that our democracy is alive and ever changing. Inspired by 9/11, Americans Who Tell the Truth is a series of portraits accompanied by quotations. It is both striking and highly personal. A New England artist and illustrator, Robert Shetterly painted 50 people he greatly admires--freedom fighters, activists, and patriots --who demonstrate political and social principles that foster "the fundamental dignity and equal worth of every individual.” Readers will recognize Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie, Dwight Eisenhower,and Rosa Parks to name a few. This collection of portraits has been exhibited in schools, universities and community groups throughout the country. Americans Who Tell the Truth Grades 7-10.