The following are the illustration descriptions and text from each panel of our story, Grain of Hope.
The front cover image is green wheat growing with roots in the soil and a blue sky with fluffy white clouds, with text “grain of hope”
Image of seeds spilling from a hand, with text “Everybody has a story of where they came from…”
Image of green wheat growing with roots in the soil. No text.
Image of dried, yellowed tops of wheat, with text “Mine just happens to start on a farm.”
Image of a distant wheat mill in a green field with a blue sky with fluffy clouds, with text “I knew I had a purpose in this world.”
Image of a bag of flour and three eggs with text “But first, I had to get ready.”
Image of a big bowl of dough being stirred by a spoon with little motion lines around it with text “It wasn’t easy.”
Image of bread baking in an oven, with text “I went through a lot.”
Image of a loaf of bread with steam rising, with text “After tons of hard work…”
Image of the loaf with two slices off the front laying next to it with text “and some big changes…”
Image of the loaf in a bread bag labeled “fresh bread” with text “I was finally ready to go out into the world.”
Image of the loaf being put in a box labeled “bread” with other loaves packaged the same way, with text “So I started on my way.”
Image of a semi truck labeled with “fresh bread” is speeding with motion lines behind it, with text “My journey was long!”
Image of the loaf falling out of its box on a shelf onto the floor, getting a dent on one corner, with dramatic comic book style word cloud that says “BONK” really big, with text “I even hit a bump along the way!”
Image of the loaf transferring from one hand to another, with text “But, I made it.”
Image of the loaf stocked in a store on a shelf full of other loaves, with a price tag on the shelf that says “fresh bread $2.99” with text “I was so excited to make someone’s day!”
Image is the same but with fewer loaves on shelf, image gets darker, with text “But no one picked me.”
Image is the same but with even fewer loaves, image gets even darker, with text “I didn’t understand why.”
Image of the loaf alone on the shelf with darkness all around, under a blue spotlight, with text “After everything I went through, I just… wasn’t good enough.”
Image of the loaf being picked up by hands, with text “But someone understood. I was just a little different, and that was ok.”
Image of a car pulled up to a door that says “soup kitchen donation delivery” with hearts, with text “They took me on another journey, but this time, it was meant just for me.”
Image of the loaf, bag opened, two slices of bread next to it with a butter knife, jar of jelly, and jar of peanut butter, with text “I ended up at a great place. I met amazing people who saw the good in me.
Image of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich being held in hands to be eaten, with hearts floating around it, with text “They wanted to help me do what I was always meant to do… Feed people.”
Page 7 is a white page with black and red text that says “feed people not the landfill” with a heart.
The back cover is blue sky with clouds, and text at the bottom that says “our daily bread soup kitchen and social center, 1730 Race St, cincinnati, OH 45202 www.ourdailybread.us” with hearts on either side of the text