Mayla Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
by Jeanne Walker Harvey ill Dow Phumiruk
Maya Lin was a student at student at Yale University when she entered and won a national contest to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This edifice honors the sacrifices of all who served in this war and includes the names of almost 58,000 soldiers who died fighting or were declared missing. Jeanne Walker Harvey tells the story of a thoughtful and talented artist. Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines opens with images from Maya's childhood and highlights her love of nature including a love of light and open space. The influence of her talented parents and her Chinese heritage are mentioned. The text emphasizes her extraordinary vision, dedication, and care for this project. Concluding pages include some of her other projects. The author's note provides additional background material.
by Kate Messner ill by Greg Ruth
Greg' Ruth’s full page spread illustrations are so realistic that you can hear and feel the power of the engines rumbling across the landscape. His art embodies a glowing tribute to the concept of “spacious skies" and the majesty of America, as the two travel across the country. Warm and glowing light floods the pages. With tender goodbye kisses, a military salute, and a star-spangled silhouette, emotion is packed into every page.