Feathers of Color What it was like playing the Famous BigBird " An American Icon" is about the journey of a man who became one of the world's biggest stars. In this book Lionel Douglass shares the days before he reached stardom as the Sesame Street character, and the book will touch on several phases of his life, giving you a glimpse of his life's paths. This book will make you realize that we all have a destiny. Part of Lionel's destiny was to secure a spot in history, and join the ranks of those who have been affiliated with one of the biggest television shows for children. This book touches upon the life of a middle-class, small-town boy with dreams, which were answered as a young-adult by becoming one of the famous Bigbirds, on stage and screen. Learn the interesting story of how Lionel became one of the famous Bigbirds, and how Jim Henson, Caroll Spinney, Anita Mann, as well as Kermit Love helped school and condition him to represent and portray the work of this Muppet great! Travel along with Lionel and find out how he was snubbed by members of the Sesame Street organization despite his vital contributions to the show's survival. Ride with him, and share his journey as he tells the world about a dreamer who embraced the opportunity to become one of the world's largest icons, and some of his fascinating adventures along the way. Just sit back and relax, and enjoy Lionel Douglass' story of an African American who relished the chance to portray such a world-renowned icon.