Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Museum of Modern Art
Publish Date
Pages
44
Dimensions
9.4 X 12.3 X 0.4 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780870709654

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About the Author

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is an award-winning writer and historian whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, Vogue, and Essence, among other publications. Originally from Houston, she graduated from Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar. She lives in New York City.
Christopher Myers is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, notably Harlem and Black Cat, which won the Coretta Scott King Award. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"Vibrant hues and diagonal elements animate the straightforward accounts of street-corner preachers and checkers players... this is a dynamic and creative introduction to a groundbreaking artist and an iconic collection."--Kirkus
STARRED REVIEW
"... illustrator Myers has captured the vibrant energy, bold hues, and expressionist shapes of Lawrence's work. Rhodes-Pitts, meanwhile contributes colorful, energetic text... When an acclaimed author-illustrator team collaborate on a subject who is getting his due at a major museum, you're going to see heightened awareness and interest."--Booklist
**STARRED REVIEW**
"...Rhodes-Pitts has written a clear, simple tale, told in present tense and filled with colorful imagery. Myers's art has a looser, sketchier quality than Lawrence's more graceful figures, but both artists demonstrate a passion for vibrant, eye-popping colors that powerfully capture the African American experience... VERDICT Creative youngsters may be motivated to craft works about their own neighborhoods."--School Library Journal