In this extraordinary picture book, author Joan Schoettler imparts the life of a remarkable woman, teacher, and artist. From the Japanese-American internment camps to the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts, Ruth Asawa's life journey is one filled with injustice, learning, and expression. Known as the "Fountain Lady" of San Francisco due to the many fountains she designed, Asawa experimented with unconventional mediums, using lines, space, and wire to create dimensional sculptures. The thorough research of illustrator Traci Van Wagoner is vividly apparent in the dynamic depictions of Asawa and her life that are sure to fascinate and inspire young readers.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
"When beginning research on a particular artist, I try to visit museums and public spaces where their art is displayed. Researching their lives, their work, and their views of the world inspires me to share their art and knowledge with young readers."
Author Joan Schoettler grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she became acquainted with Ruth Asawa's wire sculptures and fountains. Schoettler earned a MA in reading and language arts from Fresno Pacific University. She is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the 2013 recipient of an APALA Award for Best Picture Book. She lives with her husband in California.
Traci Van Wagoner earned bachelor of fine arts degrees in illustration and advertising design from Utah State University and in toy design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to book illustration, Van Wagoner writes, designs toys and characters, and paints portraits. She is a long-standing member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Van Wagoner lives in New York City, where she and her husband run their product development company, Imagine That! Design.