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Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists
     

Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists

by Harriet Rohmer (Editor)
 

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In this original and remarkable collection, Children's Book Press highlights the art and inspirational paths of fourteen outstanding artists who, over the course of twenty years, have shared their art and lives with children. With vivid color and emotion, the artists gathered here-including Carmen Lomas Garza, George Littlechild, and JoeSam.-present stunning

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In this original and remarkable collection, Children's Book Press highlights the art and inspirational paths of fourteen outstanding artists who, over the course of twenty years, have shared their art and lives with children. With vivid color and emotion, the artists gathered here-including Carmen Lomas Garza, George Littlechild, and JoeSam.-present stunning self-portraits and personal statements about themselves. Intimate, serious, and funny, their stories explore their inspirations, their ethnic backgrounds, how they see themselves, and what their art means to them. For some, art is a way to express concerns and feelings about society or to create imaginary worlds. For others, their art is a way to capture timeless moments in childhood or simply to celebrate life. They also share what inspired them to become artists, perhaps a loving parent or a shining moment in their lives-the spark for each one is different.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Fourteen artists from all over the United States each portray themselves visually as well as in prose. It's a fascinating look into the lives of each of these fourteen unique individuals as they give a short autobiography and accompany it with a self-portrait. It's a wonderful way to illustrate to young people the uniqueness of us all especially through the use of the artwork. Their varied styles and stories will be an inspiration to all who read this book.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 6--This entrancing book allows 14 artists who illustrate books for children to present themselves through both art and words. Representing the Hispanic, Black, Asian-American, Jewish, and Native American experiences, the contributors discuss important moments in their lives and how they became artists. Each double-page spread is composed of a full-page self-portrait opposite an explanation of the picture and a photograph of the subject as a child and at present. A list of the authors' titles published by Children's Book Press concludes the book. This is a wonderful browsing item as well as an excellent teaching tool for those who want to approach their students with the idea that we can communicate with both pictures and words. Both media are legitimate, and they work beautifully in tandem, as this book so beautifully testifies.--Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892392773
Publisher:
Children's Book Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
952,956
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 Years

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