Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Celebrating Women Artist: 10 Recent and To Be Published Books

I.  Picture Books for Children

Herkert, Barbara. (2015). Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' Journey from Slave to Artist. Illustrated byVanessa Newton. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers.
A lyrical narrative that tells about19th century artist Harriet Powers and her story quilts.

Herkert, Barbara. (2015). Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
Picture book biography of 19th century American painter, Mary Cassatt.

Holzhey, Magdalena . (2015). Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House. New York: Prestel.
A biography that focuses on the themes in Frida Kahlo's art.

Hopkinson, Deborah. (2016). Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake. New York: Schwartz & Wade
Less biography and more tale told through letters. Celebrates this artists birth 150 years ago.
from In Mary's Garden
Kugler, Tina  and Carson Kugler. (2015). In Mary's Garden. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
A picture book biography of contemporary U.S. artist,  Mary Nohl, who created a famous sculpture garden.
from When Emily Carr Met Woo.
Kulling, Monica. (2014). When Emily Carr Met Woo. Illustrated by Dean Griffiths. Toronto, ON: Pajama Press.
Picture book biography about Canadian painter Emily Carr, focusing on eccentricities and  love for animals..
from  Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box
McPhail, David. (2015). Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
Picture book biography of English artist and children's book artist and author, Beatrix Potter.

Morales, Yuyi. (2014). Viva Frida. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
Picture book biography about 20th century Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award

from Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth. 

Rosenstock, Barb. (2016). Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth. Illustrated by Gerard DuBois. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek.
Barb Rosenstock tells this poetic biography of the emotional story of Lange’s evolution as one of the founders of documentary photography.  Will be published in March, 2016.

Rubin, Susan Goldman. (2015).  Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. New York: Abram's Books for Young Readers.
A brief biography (44 pages) about fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973).

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