The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art / by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk.
- ISBN: 9781419741302
- ISBN: 1419741306
- Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references.
""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:||
Ages 4 to 8 Abrams Books for Young Readers.
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