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Black History: Painters & Artists

Black History: Painters & Artists

Heart and Soul

Featured Artist: Ashley Bryan: Ashley Bryan grew up in the Bronx in New York City. When he was a little boy his parents noticed right away that he loved to draw and paint and make things. They did everything they could to make sure he had art supplies to create things with. After he graduated from high school he wanted to go to college and study art. He interviewed for a spot at an art institute.

The interviewer stated that mine was the best portfolio that he had seen. However, he also informed me that it would be a waste to give a scholarship to a colored person.

The best artist…but no scholarship because of the color of his skin. Fortunately for all of us, Ashley listened to good advice from his parents. They told him to not let anyone or anything ever stop him from doing what he loves. Ashley persevered. He attended the Cooper Union School of Art and Engineering and Columbia University. He studied art in France and Germany too.

Ashley has taught art, written and illustrated books and created countless beautiful things that you can see in this book: stained glass windows, paintings, sculptures, puppets and more. There is one picture in this book that shows Ashley at home in a room full of his creations. It’s like looking at an I Spy picture of wonderful things. I would love to wonder through his studio, pull up a stool and begin creating something. When you read this book written in his own words, you’ll realize that if you did walk into his studio, that is exactly what he would want you to do. Author: Ashley Bryan

 

Websites:

Books by Ashley Bryan:

LetShine Poetry Thunder
>Ashley Stable Scare

Books about African American Art & Artists:

ArtHeart Black Stars Renaissance Wake
RenaissanceWomen Wings Pippin Bearden
Dave Tanner Happened StoryPainter

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Autobiographies

Autobiographies

Biographies are books written about a person’s life. Autobiographies are a special kind of biography. Autobiographies are written by the person himself or herself. Nobody can tell the story better than the person who lived it!

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Read & Listen Right Now! Beethoven

Read & Listen Right Now! Beethoven

Childs Book Beethoven Project Gutenberg Logo eBook Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: Beethoven The Story of the little boy who was forced to practice.

Beethoven Music Classics for Kids eAudiobook: Classics for Kids: Learn about Beethoven and his music. Listen to “Symphony No. 5” and the story of his life in “About Ludwig van Beethoven.”

beethoven-fifth-easy-piano Making Music Fun Printable: Free Ludwig van Beethoven Sheet Music


Free Beethoven Downloads w/IndyPL Library Card:

Using your IndyPL Library card you can download free songs from these albums featuring Beethoven. Click on an album, login in to Freegal using your library card number and pin. 5 free songs a week! Freegal Directions

Beethovens Lullabies Freegal

 


Websites:


Books:

Beethoven for Kids The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair Beethoven's World The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven The Heroic Symphony
Beethoven Listen to the Birds an Introduction to Classical Music Boys Who Rocked the World Usborne easy piano classics

Videos:

Animated Hero Classics Beethoven
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Staff Pick: How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

Staff Pick: How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt

Serpot, ruler of a land where women live free, without men, leads her Amazon warriors in battle against Prince Pedikhons of Egypt, who has come to see for himself if women can equal men, even in battle.

From a papyrus now in taters, comes the story of the Amazon queen, Serpot, who with her women warriors, defends her kingdom against a prince of Egypt.  Myth?  History?  Regardless, this book has it all:  spying, fighting, epiphanies, love.  Illustrations are placed side by side with actual Egyptian hieroglyphs from the scroll.  Notes at the back provide context, and additional information.  A book about strong, smart women, written by a strong, smart woman (Tamara Bower not only created the book but has worked on excavations around the world), this book is a treasure.

Recommended by: Daniell Wilkins – College Avenue Branch

 

 

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Read & Listen Right Now! Chopin

Read & Listen Right Now! Chopin

Chopin Cover Project Gutenberg Logo eBook Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: Chopin A of biography Frèdèric Chopin, who gave his first performance when he was eight. Every single piece of music he wrote used the piano.

Chopin 2 Classics for Kids eAudiobook: Classics for Kids: Learn about Chopin and his music. Listen to “Military” Polonaise” and the story of his life in “About Frèdèric Chopin.”

funeral-march Making Music Fun Printable: Free Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sheet Music


Free Chopin Downloads w/IndyPL Library Card:

Using your IndyPL Library card you can download free songs from these albums featuring Chopin. Click on an album, login in to Freegal using your library card number and pin. 5 free songs a week! Freegal Directions

Chopin Freegal

 

 

 

 

 


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Books:

Chopin's World Chopin Simply Fantastic an Introduction to Classical Music Listen to the Birds an Introduction to Classical Music Boys Who Rocked the World
Usborne easy piano classics
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