Going Back Home
An Artist Returns to the South
Going Back Home by Toyomi Igus
Book DescriptionMore than half a century after her family moved North to find a better life, artist Michele Wood returned to the South to see and experience the land where her ancestors lived, struggled, and thrived. InGoing Back Home, Michele presents a series of paintings inspired by this personal journey. Through her complex and richly patterned art, Michele places herself back in history, imagining her ancestors struggles to overcome hardship through family love and community."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780892391974
(274mm x 223mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Children's Book Press,U.S.
Publisher: Children's Book Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Toyomi Igus
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The inspirational blend of poetry, art, and music in this volume traces the history of African-American gospel music as it relates to the spiritual and social evolution of black people in America. Includes a bonus CD with music. Illustrations.
I See the Rhythm, Paperback (September 2005)
Gospel music explained with pictures and historical context. This book invites children to dance to the rhythm of swing at the Savoy in Harlem, to rejoice to the rhythm of gospel from a church pew on a Sunday morning, and more. Each spread encompasses the spirit of the times and the strength of the communities where the music was born.
Two Mrs. Gibsons, Paperback (July 2001)» View all books by Toyomi Igus
In alternating passages, a young girl tells about two women she knew in her past, one an elderly African-American, the other a younger Japanese. Both of them are named Mrs. Gibson, and with each turn of the page, the suspense builds: exactly who are these women? Full-color illustrations.
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