Crafting Change: Handmade Activism, Past and Present

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Product Details

Price
$24.99  $23.24
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
7.27 X 8.98 X 0.45 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374313326

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About the Author

Jessica Vitkus is a writer and television producer living in New York City. She has written craft stories and developed craft projects for Martha Stewart magazines and television, and has worked as a writer/producer for MTV News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Reviews

"Vitkus [writes] in a direct, conversational style that speaks to, not at, teen readers. Emphasizing enjoyment and process over professional products, she concludes with helpful tips and easy-to-start projects. ... Fascinating, thought provoking, and inspiring." --Booklist, starred review

"Reading the interview excerpts with craftivists, such as Black Girl Magic Portraits creator Melissa Blount, Pussyhat Project creators Jayna Zweiman and Krista Suh, and organizations like the Be Seen Project, will give any craftivist or crafting club lots of steam. ... Expertly organized to document the psychological benefits and historical and contemporary ways crafting brings communities together in action." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Profiling a variety of makers, craftspeople who use their creations to get their messages out, this bright, well-illustrated book encourages readers to try their hands at craftivism... The subjects are broadly diverse, and their passions connect to a range of social issues, so most readers will both feel included and learn something new... Expansive, inclusive, and motivating." --Kirkus Reviews