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Through Georgia's Eyes

by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez

A gorgeous, evocative biography of one of America's most beloved artists.Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her....

A gorgeous, evocative biography of one of America's most beloved artists.

Georgia O'Keeffe saw the world differently from most people. As a child she roamed the prairie with a sketch pad in her hand, struggling to capture on paper what she saw all around her. At art school she learned to speak in paint on canvas.

But Georgia felt confined by city life. She longed for vast expanses of space, and she found it in the red hills and silent deserts of New Mexico.

Lyrical and vivid, this is a portrait of an exceptional artist, a woman whose eyes were open to the wideness and wonder of the world.

Through Georgia's Eyes is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Suggested by Ms. Lanier (teaching artist)

Hardcover - 32 pages - $18.99
ISBN: 0805077405 (ISBN13: 9780805077407)
Published Feb 7, 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
First published 2006

requested by

Mrs. Cox (2nd Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Open requests - 35 Books received - 7

This year marks my 16th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 2nd grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training and then as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

I teach several art lessons each year based on Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork and have been on the search for titles about her story, as students tend to think...

I teach several art lessons each year based on Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork and have been on the search for titles about her story, as students tend to think you're either born an artist or not. I love that she found art all around her--something I feverishly work to help my students understand!

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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