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Beautiful shades of brown : the art of Laura Wheeler Waring by Churnin, Nancy 

BTSB Prebound(Creston Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 214834 Available

Dewey: 759.1/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.8 LG Lexile: 940 AD

Subjects: Waring, Laura Wheeler,|d1887-1948 African American artists - Biography

Summary: Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. So when she was offered a commission to paint portraits of accomplished African Americans, she jumped at the chance. Writers, singers, political activists, and thinkers all posed for her. Now her portraits hang in Washington, D.C.'s National Portrait Gallery.

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Pigskins to paintbrushes : the story of football-playing artist Ernie Barnes by Tate, Don 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 872705 Available

Dewey: 796.332/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.3 MG F&P: R

Subjects: Barnes, Ernie,|d1938-2009 National Football League Drawing African American artists - Biography African American football players - Biography Football

Summary: Young Ernie Barnes wasn't like all the other boys his age. Bullied for being shy, overweight, and uninterested in sports like boys were "supposed" to be, he instead took refuge in his sketchbook, in vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and flowing lines. Discouraged and tired of being teased, Ernie joined the school football team. Although reluctant at first, he would soon become a star. But art remained in Ernie's heart and followed him through high school, college, and into the NFL.

You gotta meet Mr. Pierce! : the storied life of folk artist Elijah Pierce by Lee, Chiquita Mullins 

BTSB Prebound(Kokila, 2023)

BTSB #: 566908 Available

Dewey: 736.4/BAges: 4-8   
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Subjects: Pierce, Elijah Wood carving African American artists - Biography Columbus (Ohio)

Summary: A picture book biography about the artist wood carver Elijah Pierce who used his community barbershop in Columbus, Ohio, as his art studio.

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