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RUTH ASAWA: A Sculpting Life


By Joan Schoettler
Illustrated by Traci Van Wagoner

In this extraordinary picture book, author Joan Schoettler imparts the life of a remarkable woman, teacher, and artist. From the Japanese-American internment camps to the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts, Ruth Asawa’s life journey is one filled with injustice, learning, and expression. Known as the “Fountain Lady” of San Francisco due to the many fountains she designed, Asawa experimented with unconventional mediums, using lines, space, and wire to create dimensional sculptures. The thorough research of illustrator Traci Van Wagoner is vividly apparent in the dynamic depictions of Asawa and her life that are sure to fascinate and inspire young readers.

Happy Birthday, Ruth Asawa!

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January 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

by Joan Schoettler

Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth, set in Korea in the 1700’s, weaves a story of imperial power, individual determination and family love. This is a journey of loss and redemption. Ji-su’s mother, a gifted Korean bojagi seamstress, is selected by the emperor and taken to court to sew bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths, but Ji-su, her dutiful daughter, is left behind. Ji-su learns to use her mother’s tools, striving to become the finest Korean wrapping cloth seamstress in the land in order to sew bojogi in the emperor’s court and to be reunited with her mother.

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February 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


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