Faith Ringgold

by Robyn Montana Turner

Two additions for a fine series involve two artists recently brought to attention... read more

Two additions for a fine series involve two artists recently brought to attention in different ways, and so these two books about Frida Kahlo and Faith Ringgold are certain to be of interest. Recent books about Kahlo for adults and other media and commercial attention to her gained new visibility for this Mexican artist. Ringgold's children's books TAR BEACH (Crown, 1991) and AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY (Crown, 1992) orginiated from her three-dimensional story quilts and thrust other works based on her African-American heritage into the spotlight as well. Like the other 11 1/4" by 8 3/4" books in the series, each of these consise biographies contains material documented from sources typically not tapped in children's books about artists. Each is generously illustrated with reproductions of artwork reproduced in full color. (Ages 7-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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