Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Sister Corita Kent

Kara Kramer, Matthew Burgess

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

Published: 21st Oct '21


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Deeply influenced by her religious beliefs and fired up by the social justice causes of her day, artist, designer, and educator Corita Kent was a nun like no other!A 2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award Amazing Bookshelf SelectionA 2022 ALA Notable Children’s Book A Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2021A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of 2021A Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) Loveliest Children’s Book of 2021A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2022, of Outstanding MeritNominated for a 2021 Ezra Jack Keats Writing AwardFeatured in the 2021 Society of Illustrators Original Art ExhibitionA 2021 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book for Children’s NonfictionA Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth of 2021A CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Choices Best Children’s Book, 2022Stars from Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and more!Corita Kent (1918-1986) lived a remarkable life as an artist, educator, nun, and activist. Unapologetically holding true to herself and her beliefs, Corita spread a powerful message of love, hope, and justice with her work, as it evolved from figurative and religious art, to serigraphs incorporating the sacred and the ordinary, to a sparser, more introspective style.This timely story will draw readers into the life of a singular woman whose work and commitment invite us all to seek joy in the everyday, to observe the world with open eyes, and to question and see beyond the existing frameworks of society.Thoughtfully written by Matthew Burgess and vibrantly illustrated by Kara Kramer, this beautiful biography, made in close collaboration with the Corita Art Center, includes reproductions of Corita’s works, a chronology, and author and illustrator notes.

Additional information

Dimensions 279 × 279 mm
Page Count 80