Reaching for Beauty

The world has no shortage of interesting people who make a big impact without ever quite becoming household names, and lately we’ve seen a plentiful crop of picture-book biographies about some of them. Two new ones are particularly welcome additions to the genre, for both their beautiful illustrations and their stirring stories: Each takes up the life of a 20th-century artist whose accomplishments are no doubt too rarefied to be already familiar to the average elementary schooler; but the subjects’ experiences growing up African-American in the segregated South, then making their ways through civil-rights-era America, give a natural storybook feel to their life trajectories.

Read more at New York Times.

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