Tuesday, January 22, 2013
YOU NEVER HEARD OF WILLIE MAYS? by Jonah Winter and Terry Widener. Schwartz and Wade, 2013.
From the cover which moves between two illustrations of Mays to the details of his childhood to his life in the majors, fans of the game will appreciate this biography. More about dedication and determination than simply sports, this is a good example to share as a mentor text with readers.
THE BEAUTIFUL LADY: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE by Pat Mora with illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Knopf, 2013.
Mora offers readers the story of the lowly peasant who was visited by Mary and asked to deliver a message to the bishop about the need for a church to be built. Fancher and Johnson's illustrations add depth to the story, mirroring the culture in which the story is set.
A SPLASH OF RED: THE LIFE AND ART OF HORACE PIPPIN by Jen Bryant with illustrations by Melissa Sweet. Knopf, 2013.
A self-taught painter, Horace Pippin's story shows grit and drive. Severely wounded during World War I, Horace had to learn to paint and draw using hi left hand. His work is featured in many modern museums of art.