It’s Monday (on Tuesday!) What are You reading

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lLst week I shared a number of the wonderful picture books I read during the retreat i attended.I read over 20 books and enjoyed the stories and the lessons I took from them (beginnings and endings, characters, plot etc). 

Here are a few more:

A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant

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This is a biography of Horace Pippin, a little known artist who loved to draw. His right arm was Injured during WW1 but he he would eventually return to creating art. He was self- taught and loved to add a touch of red to his paintings. Lovely biography – both words and illustrations.

 

Monsieur Marceau by Leda Schubert

 

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A delightful biography of the internationally famous mime Marcel Marceau.This is a look behind the white face, at the man who has entertained us for over 50 years.

 

The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock

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Another biography, this one of the abstract artist Kandinsky, who actually heard sounds that colours made. 

 

Testing the Ice by Sharon Robinson

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Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon has written a lovely biography of her father, based on an incident on the a rink with the neighbour children. Loved it.

 

Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tontiuh

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This is the story of Sylvia Mendez and her parents who filled a lawsuit and helped end school segregation in California. Excellent read..

 

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