Archives for the month of: July, 2016

Marjorie is a volunteer at the Barbara Bush Library Bookstore.
This is her gorgeous book from girlhood.
Incredible illustrations by Juanita C. Bennett.
Collectors are framing the art and selling on ETSY and EBAY.



From The Blue Fairy Book.
Gorgeous, Intense Colors For Readers Young & Old

Frank Godwin was an illustrator, commercial artist and comic strip artist who worked from around 1915 through 1959.
Between 1920 and 1931, he illustrated a number of books for publisher including King Arthur and His Knights, Tales of Shakespeare, Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Robin Hood, The Blue Fairy Book, and The Book of Courage.



We did this in Chicago and discovered great, small business people operating hair salons, hardware stores, rib joints and corner groceries. They ALL contributed to our neighborhood curriculum and it was an eye opener how resourced this impoverished community really was. Lots of smart people with an eye on education.


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We have a Dympna + Jeanette Book Angel Tag Team, who found and donated us two gems from a thrift store’s ONE DOLLAR A BAG bargain bonanza massive haul.

The first is this treasure of infant and toddler rhymes by Gyo Fujikawa.

Fujikawa’s family spent WWII in a Japanese internment camp located at Rohwer, Arkansas. Over her lifetime, Gyo created more than 50 children’s books.

The second find is related thematically.

Internment Camps, Migrant Tent Cities, Refugee Stations and Homeless Shelters have been with us for a very long time. Here is a children’s book about the Hmong refugees from the Vietnam War Era. It tours us through their beautiful pa’ndau stitchery story cloths. and the extreme conditions under which creativity continues to thrive.

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