Introduction Gyo Fujikawa did not see herself in the pages of picture books. She knew this was a problem. In the book It Began With a Page, we learn how Fujikawa paved the way for racial inclusion in picture books. The lesson activity invites… Continue Reading “It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Lesson Activity”
Summary of Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me What does a bowerbird have in common with author/illustrator Susan L. Roth? It turns out a lot! In her story, Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me, Roth describes her art process in an interesting… Continue Reading “Birds of a Feather: Bowerbirds and Me”
Summary What can you create with a straight line? If you need some inspiration, take a look at Ruth Asawa’s wondrous sculptures. She constructed them by weaving wire with her hands, creating movement with continuous loops. Light plays a special role with the wire… Continue Reading “A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa Lesson Activity”
Take a look at this lesson plan on collaboration inspired by a picture book about Rube Goldberg.