One City, One Story 2015 “My Family Story” Art Contest

Category:  Middle School (Grade 4-8)

3rd place

Kaylee Gunnoe, grade 4

“Hands Across America”

Water color


This piece depicts the ideal American dream in lovely colors–soft and positive.  It’s what America could be:  a safe haven, land of opportunities and acceptance.  This is what people (and the characters in The Book of Unknown Americans) hope for when they came to America.  It is also the subject of many of the stories from the Writing Contest.  In contrast to Nicole Kwan’s “Freedom” and even Caeden Becker’s “United Under One Nation, We Stand Together”, the people in this image all look the same and are presumably free and happy.



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