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In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

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This is a biography of African American sculptor Augusta Savage, who overcame many obstacles as a young woman to become a premier female sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. The book includes an afterword about Savage's adult life and works, plus photographs.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Lee & Low Books (first published September 1st 2009)
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Augusta Savage, even as a young girl, loved to play with clay, to shape figures from it. Her father, a preacher, disapproved and punished Augusta when he caught her. When the family moved, she was happy to discover a potter who shared his clay with her and encouraged her work. A teacher at her school suggested she go to New York and there she was admitted to a prestigious school where she learned to sculpt.

In Her Hands tells Augusta’s story, in little scenes with her parents and teachers. An au
In clear, descriptive prose, Schroeder tells the story of little known sculptor Augusta Savage. The focus is on her early life, from childhood to entering an art school, with a summary of the rest of her life in the back matter. The illustrations are lovely and work well with the story. Overall, a good book to introduce children to an important artist that most people have never heard of. Augusta's story as told here might inspire the reader to learn more about her - at least it made me curious ...more
Whenever I read a book like this I wonder why it takes so long for us to know about people like August Savage. My review is at my site:
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