Rousing poems complemented with evocative images of the 1940’s bring to life the story of talented women who defied both the racism and conventions of their time to give joy and jazz to a war-torn world.
This carefully crafted novel in verse poignantly portrays Matt, the son of an American soldier and Vietnamese woman, struggling to reconcile his comfortable American life, with issues the 1977 Vietnamese War has raised.
Adults will recognize that the narrative imitates Gertrude Stein’s style and presents her circle of friends from Picasso to Alice B. Toklas, while
children will giggle at the nonsensical rhymes whose point is that writing is fun. Chalky acrylics mirror period art, contributing to the playfulness.
Poetic language and magical illustrations combine in this fictional biography that captures the wonder, passion, and pain of Pablo Neruda’s early life. Printed in Neruda’s signature green ink, the beautifully crafted book includes representative poems, author notes, and sources.
Mixing literal and metaphoric illustrations, moving from golden light to utter darkness, Lewis illuminates the historical and spiritual connections between African-American history and the rivers of the world in an eloquent interpretation of the poem.
As a child, William Carlos Williams was a great observer who grew up to be a doctor and a poet. Vibrant mixed media collage illustrations provide observational echoes of the poet’s words and life in this introduction to a famous American.