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To Be an Artist - Cover
To Be an Artist
Maya Ajmera and John Ivanko, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA 2005
 
Wonderful, international photographs tell the story of young people being artists - dancers, singers, actors, painters, instrumentalists. Each photo is titled with the country in which the children live. The text simply and clearly talks about all the many ways humans are creative. This is one of the few global photo books in which pictures from the U.S.A. portray children of many racial identities. A terrific book put together by the Global Fund for Children. Includes a map indicating all the countries shown in the book.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Non-Fiction, Photo Book
Identity Groups: Rural, African American, African, Asian, Latinx, Southwest Asia/North Africa, Native American, Multi-racial Groups, Pacific Islander
Special Topics: Music/Dance/Artistry - STEAM
Strands: Joy in Diversity, Imagination & Playfulness, Global Awareness