Search Results: "Romare Bearden"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMARE BEARDEN by Jan Greenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The volume is a companion to an upcoming retrospective at the National Gallery of Art that will travel to several other cities through 2005. (author's note, chronology, bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Bearden grew up in North Carolina, and his memories of his neighborhood and countryside, quilting bees, cotton picking, picnics, and revival meetings are well-known subjects of his collage art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LI’L DAN, THE DRUMMER BOY by Romare Bearden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An important find for the world of children's literature. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recently discovered, this is Bearden's only work for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOCK by Langston Hughes
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Like Ntozake Shange's i live in music (1994, not reviewed), a continuous poem, illustrated by many of Bearden's works, this also shows readers how poetry and collage are not only related, but probably siblings. (Picture book/poetry. 4+)"
In a work published in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the words and images of two Harlem Renaissance artists combine in a jazzy portrait of life on a Harlem block. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A guide at the back to help young artists create their own collages enhances this fitting introduction to an American artist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This tribute to collage artist Romare Bearden is movingly executed in a fictionalized story of young James, who visits his aunt and uncle in New York while his parents adjust to the arrival of twins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH COURSE by Kim Bearden
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2014

"Thoughtful and entertaining tales of how students influenced and changed one teacher's perspective on life."
How a teacher learned to live a better life through interaction with her students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK TULIP by Milt Bearden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"Still, a better-than-average debut thriller from a writer who, next time out, may be willing to swap some technological complexity for the human kind. (Author tour)"
Set mostly in Afghanistan during the Soviet Union's ill-fated invasion, a first novel by the man who ran the CIA's covert operation there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >