Longer-format non-fiction picture book – a favorite! About the amazing life of Sister Corita Kent, an amazing and tireless artist and teacher. Kent used many techniques, including screen printing, for her art that pursued themes of social justice and community.— From Laura
Deeply influenced by her religious beliefs and fired up by the social justice causes of her day, artist, designer, and educator Corita Kent was a nun like no other
A 2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award Amazing Bookshelf Selection
A 2022 ALA Notable Children's Book
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A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of 2021
A Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) Loveliest Children's Book of 2021
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2022, of Outstanding Merit
Nominated for a 2021 Ezra Jack Keats Writing Award
Featured in the 2021 Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition
A 2021 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book for Children's Nonfiction
A Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth of 2021
A CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Choices Best Children's Book, 2022
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Corita Kent (1918-1986) lived a remarkable life as an artist, educator, nun, and activist. Unapologetically holding true to herself and her beliefs, Corita spread a powerful message of love, hope, and justice with her work, as it evolved from figurative and religious art, to serigraphs incorporating the sacred and the ordinary, to a sparser, more introspective style.
This timely story will draw readers into the life of a singular woman whose work and commitment invite us all to seek joy in the everyday, to observe the world with open eyes, and to question and see beyond the existing frameworks of society.
Thoughtfully written by Matthew Burgess and vibrantly illustrated by Kara Kramer, this beautiful biography, made in close collaboration with the Corita Art Center, includes reproductions of Corita's works, a chronology, and author and illustrator notes.