Honoring Our Ancestors by Harriet Rohmer
Stories and Paintings by Fourteen Artists

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Through stories, art, and photographs, fourteen outstanding artists remember the ancestors who most touched their lives. Caryl Henry honors his grandmother and America's first Black woman millionaire, Madame C. J. Walker. Nancy Hom's father worked in a Chinese restaurant but possessed the strength of a mighty warrior. Mira Reisberg's Jewish grandparents were killed in the Holocaust, but their spirit helped shape her life. Other artists include Hung Liu, Enrique Chagoya, George Crespo, Judith Lowry, Joe Sam, and Patssi Valdez. This book will inspire children and their families to honor their own ancestors.

About Harriet Rohmer

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HARRIET ROHMER is the founder, Publisher, and Executive Director of Children's Book Press in San Francisco, California, the pioneering non-profit press devoted to publishing multicultural and bilingual literature for children. Her creative vision has shaped the development of more than sixty critically acclaimed books, including Just Like Me: Stories and Self-Portraits by Fourteen Artists. Rohmer lives in San Francisco, California.
Published January 21, 1999 by Children's Book Press. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although done in individual styles, the art’s crisp lines, bold colors, and commonality of feeling create a visual unity unusual to albums of this sort, a unity reinforced by the artists’ unforced, natural-sounding statements.

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In the most polished entry, Caryl Henry, describing her grandmother, a cosmetologist who trained at a ""beauty culture"" school established by the first African-American woman millionaire, imagines her grandmother working with hair: ""She fried it, she dyed it, she really combed and styled it!"" ...

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