It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

By MACLEAR, Kyo

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9780062447623
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HarperCollins Harper


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Starred Review on October 1, 2019  |  Elementary

K-Gr 4—When Gyo Fujikawa submitted the first book she had written and illustrated, her publishers hesitated. In 1963, a book with black, white, and Asian babies engaged in daily activities was highly unusual. Maclear and Morstad introduce readers to the artist whose quiet insistence led to the publication of the groundbreaking work. Born in California in 1908, Fujikawa was often ignored by white classmates but felt the support of her high school teachers. Her varied career included painting murals, wo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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