Wendy saw this new book in our collection and pointed it out to me:
Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
It reminded her of an article she had seen about a series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence (usually housed in two different locations) on display for a limited time at the Museum of Modern Art:
(The article has a lot of interesting information about the artist and includes a slide show of some of the paintings).
You can also take a virtual visit through a library book:
The Great Migration: An American Story by Jacob Lawrence
Here, the full series of 60 paintings is paired with a poem by Walter Dean Myers and an introduction by the artist himself.
Pretend you’re visiting a different exhibit with these two books:
Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence
John Brown: One Man Against Slavery by Gwen Everett, paintings by Jacob Lawrence
You can learn more about the artist’s life, and see a wide range of his paintings in:
Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence by John Duggleby