Veterans Day seems the perfect time to sing praises for Ashley Bryan’s remarkable new release, Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace. Ashley has given us many marvelous books over the years and, in all of them, he has revealed a bit of himself. Infinite Hope goes much deeper, giving readers a look inside his wartime past and how his art served to carry him through. Using photographs, sketches, paintings and candid memoir, Ashley pulls readers into his life as a black soldier in a segregated military and reaffirms his ability to find joy and hope in any situation—and to spread goodwill to those lucky enough to be in his company. Bravo! and thank you, Mr. Bryan, for this generous gift — and for your service.