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The Resource The People's Painter

The People's Painter

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The People's Painter
Title
The People's Painter
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Summary
A lyrically told, exquisitely illustrated biography of influential Jewish artist and activist Ben Shahn"The first thing I can remember," Ben said, "I drew." As an observant 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 both his sharp artistic eye and his desire to fight for what's right. As he grows, he speaks for justice through his art—by disarming classmates who bully him because he's Jewish, by defying his teachers' insistence that he paint beautiful landscapes rather than true stories, by urging the US government to pass Depression-era laws to help people find food and jobs. In this moving and timely portrait, award-winning author Cynthia Levinson and illustrator Evan Turk honor an artist, immigrant, and activist whose work still resonates today: a true painter for the people
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  • Levinson, Cynthia
  • Turk, Evan
Nature of contents
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Art
  • Sociology
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
Label
The People's Painter
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OVERDRIVE:4e8468e1-a50f-4d49-bc66-5eaf6fd38d72
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781647003203
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The People's Painter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4e8468e1-a50f-4d49-bc66-5eaf6fd38d72
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781647003203
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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