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The Resource The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art, by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk

The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art, by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk

Label
The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art
Title
The people's painter
Title remainder
how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk
Title variation
Ben Shahn's artful stories of life in America
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levinson, Cynthia
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4 to 8
Intended audience source
Abrams Books for Young Readers
LC call number
ND237.S465
LC item number
L48 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turk, Evan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shahn, Ben
  • Painters
  • Social justice in art
  • ART / General
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art, by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154920015
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419741302
Lccn
2020018052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154920015
Label
The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art, by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154920015
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419741302
Lccn
2020018052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1154920015

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