Who Needs a Statue? (Hardcover)

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This story examines some of the women and BIPOC figures included at the Capitol--and featured in statues around the country--as well as examines the timely question: who needs a statue?

Did you know the U.S. Capitol building features one hundred statues? Each state selects two prominent figures in their history to be included as statues to represent the state in Washington, D.C. But who is chosen to represent this nation? Why are they chosen? And do they really represent this diverse and multifaceted country? 

About the Author

Eve LaPlante is a New Englander with degrees from Princeton and Harvard. She has published articles, essays, and five nonfiction books on topics ranging from brain disorders to colonial Boston and the Salem Witch Trials. Eve lives in Massachusetts with her husband and has four adult children.

Margy Burns Knight received the National Education Association's Author-Illustrator Human & Civil Rights Award for her work with Anne Sibley O'Brien and the Children's Africana Book Award for Africa Is Not a Country. She is the author of Talking Walls, which has sold more than 200,000 copies. She writes a blog, "Discover Your World," and is a Service Learning Coordinator, an English teacher, and a Peace Corps veteran. Margy lives in Maine.

Alix Delinois is a fine artist and art teacher living in Harlem, New York. He was born in Saint Marc, Haiti and moved to Harlem as a child. His formal training began at fourteen when he was selected to the City College Arts Institute for inner city students. He went on to the High School of Art and Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. In addition to his art training, Delinois holds a Master's in Art Education from Brooklyn College. Alix's work displays dynamic color palette and bold compositions to express human emotions and experience.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780884489511
ISBN-10: 0884489515
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English