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Author Levinson, Cynthia, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2021.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  J 92 SHAHN    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920 SHAHN    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B SHAHN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB SHAHN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  JB SHAHN BEN    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  J 759.13 LEV    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Barney Branch - Children's New Materials  J BIO SHAHN BEN    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Children's Department  J BIO SHAHN, BEN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 759.13 SHAHN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Biography  J B-SHAHN LEV    Check Shelf

Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 4 to 8 Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Subject Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Painters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Social justice in art -- Juvenile literature.
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969.
Painters -- United States.
Social justice in art.
ART / General.
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. (OCoLC)fst00040182
Painters. (OCoLC)fst01050530
Social justice in art. (OCoLC)fst01921435
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Painters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Painters -- United States.
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Turk, Evan, illustrator.
Note Pre-publication subtitle: Ben Shahn's artful stories of life in America
ISBN 9781419741302 (hardcover)
1419741306 (hardcover)
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