The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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The people's painter : how Ben Shahn fought for justice with art

Author: Cynthia Levinson; Evan Turk
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : English
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""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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Levinson; Evan Turk
ISBN: 9781419741302 1419741306
OCLC Number: 1154920015
Target Audience: Ages 4 to 8
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Ben Shahn's artful stories of life in America
Responsibility: by Cynthia Levinson ; pictures by Evan Turk.

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""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"--

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