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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Terrific Tuesday

Love Will See You Through: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Six Guiding Beliefs (as told by his niece) by Angela Farris Watkins, PhD, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport is a vibrant book.  The lessons on love burst across the pages and the art is electrifying.  The six guiding beliefs are 1. Have courage. 2. Love your enemies. 3. Fight the problem, not the person who caused it. 4. When innocent people are hurt, others are inspired to help. 5. Resist violence of any kind. 6. The universe honors love. For each belief there is an example from Dr. King's life.
The illustrations for this book are rendered in mixed media, including traditional charcoal drawing, acrylic paint, and tissue and cut paper collage as well as digital drawing, painting and collage. For each example of belief the accompanying art is energetically showing that story in its own way.  It's marvelous. The light and shadow is brilliant.  The contrast and collage is chromatic. The body and facial expressions are beyond compare. This book will be winning awards this year.
I'll use this book with Preschool and older.  They are beliefs that need to be shared and art that needs to be seen by all ages.

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