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Make meatballs sing : the life & art of Corita Kent / words by Matthew Burgess ; pictures by Kara Kramer.

Burgess, Matthew, (author.). Kramer, Kara, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 921 COR (Text) 33500013480306 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 921 COR (Text) 33500013480298 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781592703166
  • ISBN: 159270316X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Deeply influenced by her religious beliefs and fired up by the social justice causes of her day, Corita Kent lived a remarkable life as a nun, educator, designer, artist, and activist. This story from well-known author Matthew Burgess, vibrantly illustrated by artist Kara Kramer, draws 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 framework of society. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-10 Enchanted Lion Books.
Grades 2-3 Enchanted Lion Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    *Starred Review* Sister Corita Kent gained international renown for her bold, pop-art silkscreen prints, and this captivating picture-book biography traces both her life and the development of her distinctive style. After showing promise as a young artist, Kent surprised everyone by becoming a nun, but it was as a teacher with her order that she not only learned her signature method but learned the importance of play and exploration, which became fundamental to both her teaching and her art. Kramer's illustrations do an excellent job of evoking Kent's style, with bright colors, blocky shapes, and text included in just about every spread, which incorporate some of Kent's classroom rules, like "consider everything an experiment." Burgess' text tidily links Kent's art to her work as a teacher, her religious beliefs, her powerful sense of justice, and her unguarded way of noticing beauty in the everyday, and the result is an affectionate, approachable portrait of an important artist (bolstered by helpful back matter with additional context about Kent). There aren't many books about Kent for a young audience, but her art—and approach to making it—is uncommonly kid-friendly, and this joyful volume will not only introduce her to children but encourage creative exploration and play. Grades 1-4. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<p> <b>Matthew Burgess</b> is a full-time professor at Brooklyn College and a part-time teaching artist in New York City public schools. He was fascinated by the lives of saints as a child, and now he loves sharing the stories of his artistic heroes with young readers. Matthew is also the author of <i>Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings</i> and <i>Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring</i>. He lives with his husband in Brooklyn and Berlin.</p><p> <b>Kara Kramer</b> is a mixed media artist, and illustrator who loves to PLORK with all mediums. She has taught creative art workshops for both children and adults. Ever since she was little, her happiest hours are spent moving her hands to make something new. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.</p>

Subject: Corita, 1918-1986 > Juvenile literature.
Serigraphers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Corita, 1918-1986.
Serigraphers > United States > Biography.
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary > Biography.
Corita, 1918-1986.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.

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