Going Back Home: An Artist Returns to the South

by Toyomi Igus and Michele Wood

Michele Wood's paintings are based on her family's early 20th century sharecropping... read more

Michele Wood's paintings are based on her family's early 20th century sharecropping experiences in the southern U.S.A. Containing patterns reminiscent of African textiles, Ms. Wood's works are distinctive and intriguing. Toyomi Igus's interpretations of Wood's reflections on her journey home accompany 18 works reproduced in full color. Igus's comments serve as invitations to look closely at Wood's paintings. Both have appeal for and are accessible to children. Honor Book, 1996 CCBC Coretta Scott King Award Discussion: Illustrator (Ages 9-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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