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Born Driven

Illustrated by Nolwe Azul Tamis
Published by Oni Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

Based on the true story of the first African American NASCAR champion Wendell Scott, Born Driven is an uplifting tale celebrating the power of persistence and big dreams.

Like many other boys, Wendell Scott had a big dream: to become a race car driver. He loved to race anything and everything! Although he faced many difficulties as an African American boy in the South, Wendell had the willpower to overcome these obstacles. Join Wendell Scott for the time he challenged himself to compete in his town’s soapbox derby.

About The Author

Saxton Moore Jr grew up in Richmond, Virginia. At a young age Saxton loved to create stories which he would share to his classmates in school. Wendell Scott: Born Driven is his debut book.

About The Illustrator

Nolwe Azul Tamis is a 23-year-old Argentine concept artist, background designer and illustrator, aspiring to be an art director. Interested in drawing from a very young age, he studied at the UNLP Fine Arts Baccalaureate School and, complemented by his self-directed training, he began his professional career as an independent illustrator at age 14. He has participated in several renowned events, including the Night of the Cartoonists (2017) and the Hack Mafiz at the Malaga Film Festival (2021-2022). For more information on Nolwe's work, visit

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press (November 28, 2023)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637152461
  • Ages: 6 - 9

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"The portrayal of Wendell Scott and his willpower is inspiring and admirable."

– Virginia Library Association

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