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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold is a biography created for young readers of the African American artist, best known for her painted story quilts. Author/artist Mike Venezia provides cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the masters artwork. Photo captions include where famous historical works of art can be viewed.

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About the Author:

Mike Venezia is the author of several nonfiction books for children from the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series.

About the Artist:

Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem, but now divides her time between New Jersey and La Jolla, California. She is a professor of fine art at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches for half of the year. An artist of international renown, Faith is best known for her story quilts -- works that combine painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Faiths first book for children, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book, a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, a Reading Rainbow featured selection, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and the recipient of numerous other honors, including a Parents Choice Gold Award.

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 12
Author Mike Venezia
Illustrator Mike Venezia
ISBN 0531147576
Publication Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Childrens Pr
Language English