MY HANDS SING THE BLUES
Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey
illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
A snippet from the book ...
“I snip a patch of color and add a cut-out face.
Oh! I glue on jazzy blue for sky and add another face.
People walk into my work as if it's always been their place.
My hands sing the blues when I paint and cut and paste.
I never know what I’ll create when I paint and cut and paste.
I use paper, fabrics, photos, and nothing goes to waste.”
Awards and honors:
2012 IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Award, Primary
2011 NY Public Library Best Children's Book for Reading and Sharing
2012 Bank Street Best Children's Books–biography
2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Award–Gold (tie), Picture Book All Ages
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