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Barcode30053003249284
LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoJ B SHAH
TitleThe people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art / by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk.
AuthorLevinson, Cynthia, author.
CollectionNEW: Juvenile Biography
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003249284J B SHAH9/9/2021 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Levinson, Cynthia, author.
Title Statement The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art / by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2021]
Physical Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, Etc. ""The first thing I can remember," Ben said, "I drew." As an observant young child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees-and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers' rights, he develops a keen sense of justice, too. So when Ben and the rest of his family make their way to America, Ben brings with him both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what's right. As he grows, he speaks for justice through his art-from challenging classmates who bully him for being Jewish, to resisting his teachers' calls to paint beautiful landscapes in favor of painting stories true to life, to using his work to urge the US government to pass Depression-era laws that help people find food and security. In this moving and timely portrait, award-winning author and illustrator Cynthia Levinson and Evan Turk honor an artist, immigrant, and activist whose work still resonates today: a true painter for the people"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note 1-2 Baker & Taylor
Target Audience Note Ages 4 to 8 Abrams Books for Young Readers
Subject-Personal Name Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 Juvenile literature.
Subject-Personal Name Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Painters Biography Juvenile literature. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Artists.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social justice in art Juvenile literature.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Social justice in art.
Added Entry, Personal Name Turk, Evan, illustrator.

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