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Talking to Faith Ringgold

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In her own words, here is a conversational account of Faith Ringgold's life and work--in an innovative, interactive format. Presented in short sections, such as "Introducing Myself," "Growing Up," and "Being an Artist," the author and illustrator comments on her achievements, how she developed her style, and what some of her works mean to her. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, the book also contains suggestions for activities and projects.  

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Overview

In her own words, here is a conversational account of Faith Ringgold's life and work--in an innovative, interactive format. Presented in short sections, such as "Introducing Myself," "Growing Up," and "Being an Artist," the author and illustrator comments on her achievements, how she developed her style, and what some of her works mean to her. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, the book also contains suggestions for activities and projects.  

An interactive biography of the African American artist and children's book author, detailing her experiences, perspectives, and the inspiration for her art. At intervals in the text, the reader is asked related questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517885468
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California.  She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year.

An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.

Faiths first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Faith is married to Burdette Ringgold and has two daughters, Michele and Barbara, and three granddaughters, Faith, Teddy and Martha.  

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