Featuring: Ebony Glenn!

Happy Saturday!  We are SO excited to be back in action after a week away looking at property in our dream location-Western Massachusetts!  In perfect timing, we were able to connect with Ebony Glenn who illustrated Not Quite Snow White, which was recently released on July 9th! She is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing…

Lily Brown’s Paintings

Written by: Angela Johnson  Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Art, Artist, Self-Expression, Independent Thought. Summary: This sweet and whimsical book is all about Lily Brown and how she paints.  When painting, Lily is captivated and sent into another universe where her imagination makes her soar through the solar system, see…

Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life

Written by: Joan Schoettler Illustrated by: Traci Van Wagoner For ages: 6-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women Artists, Historical Events, Public Art.  Summary: Aiko and Ruth Asawa are the same person.  Aiko speaks Japanese at home, and at her Japanese school on Saturdays after she is done at American public-school during the week.  She goes by Ruth at…

Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Written by: Mara Rockliff Illustrated by: Simona Ciraolo For ages: 5-9 years Language: English, very minor French. Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Women in Film, Trailblazers, Women Artists.   Summary: A little girl named Alice loved stories more than anything.  She listened to those around her, and the tales they told her throughout the day.  She read book after book, as many…

Little People, BIG DREAMS Georgia O’Keeffe

Written by: Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrated by: Erica Salcedo For Ages: 4-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Historical Events, Women Artists, Trailblazers, Self-Expression. Summary: Georgia grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, and loved nature.  She loved looking at the world around her, and painting!  She started taking art classes and moved to…

Libba; The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Written by: Laura Veirs Illustrated by: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh For ages: 4-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Women in Music, Historical Figures. Summary: Libba was a young girl that heard music everywhere.  Sometimes she snuck into her older brother’s room and played his guitar.  He was right-handed, and Libba was left-handed so she turned the guitar upside down and backwards…

yayoi kusama: from here to infinity

more books about artists Summary:  Yayoi was born on the island on Honshu, in Japan.  Her family lived in the countryside and owned plant nurseries, but Yayoi longed to be an artist. When she was 28, Yayoi bravely moved to New York City by herself. She didn’t have much money, but she painted and painted…