Book review: A life made by hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino

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I am so excited to share this wonderful non-fiction picture book.

My eldest daughter and I enjoy learning about different artists. Last year she learnt about some popular artists at school as they would focus on one each term. This then got me introducing her to more artists and along the way it’s lovely to see her recall the information we’ve shared together.

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This book celebrates the artist Ruth Asawa, a Japanese American artist. It gives an insight into her life as a child, her curiosities, the materials she enjoyed working with and more.

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The book is wonderfully presented by author and illustrator Andrea D’Aquino. She aimed for the book to focus on Ruth Asawa’s growth as an artist and I really think the book reflects this well.

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At the end of the book there is additional information about Ruth Asawa as well as a craft activity that you could try with young readers.

This is a great book for art lovers, young and older, celebrating a successful, diverse artist.

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publishers. All words and opinions are my own.

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