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Staff Pick: Ashley Bryan Words to My Life’s Song

Staff Pick: Ashley Bryan Words to My Life’s Song

Words to My Life's Song

An introduction to the life and career of the writer and artist Ashley Bryan, a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an award-winning artist? Words to My Life’s Song is an autobiography that gives a glimpse into the imaginings and memories of three-time Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator, Ashley Bryan. Mr Bryan frames the book as an afternoon spent walking around his home on an island in Maine. As we wander, Mr. Bryan tells us about his life growing up in the Bronx, going to art school, being in the army, teaching art, and discovering his passion for illustrating books. Along the way, we see a lot of his colorful paintings, stained glass and cut paper creations. This book is a bright, joyful celebration of life and creativity.

Recommended by: Hannah Wheeler – Lawrence

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China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2

China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis May 10 – Nov. 2


Stand face to face with 8 real Terra Cotta Warriors each with a unique face like the ones found in massive pits in Xi’an, China. Work like a real archaeologist to piece together clues and unravel the mystery of who made these figures, and what is their purpose.



The Terra Cotta Army:

Emporer Quin's Terra Cotta Army The incredible story of China's buried warriors The Terracotta Army and Other Lost Treasures The emperor's silent army : terracotta warriors of Ancient China
Hidden army : clay soldiers of ancient China Terra-Cotta Solders

Ancient China:

Ancient China What did the ancient Chinese do for me? Hail! Ancient Chinese The ancient Chinese
The ancient Chinese Warriors and Wailers Everyday life in Ancient China Yangtze River
Ancient China Technology in Ancient China The ancient Chinese The Great Wall of China
Ancient China: beyond the Great Wall Ancient China Science in ancient China Exploring the life, myth, and art of ancient China
Kung Fu The Chinese : life in China's golden age At Home in Her Tomb The Great Wall of China
Ancient China

Chinese Culture:

Chinese Culture Cultural Traditions in China Mrs. Harkness and the Panda The Cooking of China
The Food in China Foods of China Celebrating Chinese Festivals Super Simple Chinese Art


Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier Wushu Were Here Dragon Moon Year of the tiger
The Warlord's Kites The Emperor’s Army Ming’s Adventures with the Terracotta Army


The Chʻi-lin purse : a collection of ancient Chinese stories Eight Dragons on the Roof and Other Tales Auntie Tigress What the Rat Told Me
The Great Race: the Story of the Chinese Zodiac The Race for the Chinese Ziodiac Chinese myths Chinese mythology
Chinese fables The gods and goddesses of ancient China The Legend of the Panda Fa Mulan
Ten Suns Tikki Tikki Tembo The jade horse, the cricket, and the peach stone The beggar's magic : a Chinese tale
The Magic Paintbrush Dragon Prince Yeh-Shen Lon Po Po
The Empty Pot The Silk Princess Rabbit's Gift The magic horse of Han Gan
The Real Story of Stone Soup Two of Everything The horse race : based on the ancient Chinese classic The Cat’s Tale: Why the Years are Named for Animals
The master swordsman & the magic doorway : two legends from ancient China No Year of the Cat Grandma Panda’s China Storybook
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