Weekly JACBA Newsletter 13May2015

A Noted Artist Creates an App for the Aging Mind – and Eye


Ringgold, 84, is a painter, mixed-media sculptor, author and educator whose work is in the collections of major museums.
One of Sudoku’s millions of admirers, Faith Ringgold, has turned a brain teaser into a digital work of art – and who better to do so given her stature as an artist whose primary medium is quiltmaking?

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Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold 1993 Awardee

WPL Hosts Christopher Paul Curtis


Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works, and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club.
Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as The Madmen of Piney Woods, Elijah of Buxton, both of which are set in Essex County, Bud, Not Buddy which won the prestigious Newbery Award and was recently made into a play in Chicago, and The Watson’s Go To Birmingham, which was made into a Hallmark Feature Film.

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Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis 2006 Awardee
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis 1996 Awardee

Author: Jewish resistance in Holocaust speaks to humanity’s struggle for empowerment


Rappaport told other stories from the book but also related it to other struggles, such as civil and women’s rights, topics she’s covered in other books. In fact, she’s known for her multicultural books, but this is the first time she’s focused on a story affecting her own Jewish heritage.

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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport 2002 Awardee
Trouble at the Mines by Doreen Rappaport 1988 Awardee

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