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

Category:  Middle School (Grade 4-8)

1st place

Caeden Becker, grade 7

“United Under One Nation, We Stand Together”



The image of the face directly matches the cover of The Book of Unknown Americans. The drawing uniquely encompasses the essence of the melting pot concept.  The face represents all ethnicities, but not differentiating with the color of skin, but textures.  There are different textures of hair, eye shapes, eye color, facial markings such as moles, freckles, and whiskers.  Some may initially think the lines are distracting, but one could view it as puzzle pieces composing a true American face.


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