Runaway Girl by Jan Greenberg
The Artist Louise Bourgeois (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

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This title about one of the most important and controversial artists of the 20th century is aimed at young teenagers. "Runaway Girl" provides an intimate look at the life and work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois (born 1911). Known for her graphic, sometimes disturbing, yet always personal artworks, Bourgeois broke down barriers for women in the male-dominated art world as she struggled to make sense of her own troubled past. Family photographs and reproductions of Bourgeois's work - from "Deconstruction of Father" to "Maman" - are interspersed with exclusive interviews, selections from the artist's journals and clear text.

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Greenberg's books have received many honors: ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editor's Choice, IRA Teacher's Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book. Sandra Jordan is an educator engaged in the creation and management of Montessori schools for children, and is currently executive director of the Beverly Hills Academy in Beverly Hills, Michigan. In her role, she has emphasized and perfected her need to communicate accurately and passionately to parents yet maintain the simplicity needed to talk directly and effectively with children. In the medical field, the enemy of sharing information with patients lies in the complexity and volume of medical information available from ever-growing sources. Every page of information shared in this book was first shared with Ms. Jordan. Her insight, common sense, and desire for simplicity in the explanations and vocabulary we selected played a vital role. Ms. Jordan's goal is to convey information that is appropriate, understandable, and meaningful.
Published March 1, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 80 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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In the same vein as their examinations of Chuck Close, Frank Gehry and Vincent Van Gogh, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois deftly juxtaposes art criticism and biography.

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