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Maya Lin

Thinking with Her Hands (Middle Grade Nonfiction Books, History Books for Kids, Women Empowerment Stories for Kids)


Chronicle Books
Available: 11/07/17
6.88 x 8.63 · 112 pages
Ages 10-14 years
CDN $25.99 · cl

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Susan Goldman Rubin

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is one of the most famous pieces of civic architecture in the world. But most people are not as familiar with the reserved college student who entered and won the design competition to build it. This accessible biography tells the story of Maya Lin, from her struggle to stick with her vision of the memorial to the wide variety of works she has created since then. The carefully researched text, paired with ample photos, crosses multipleinterests-American history, civic activism, art history, and cultural diversity-and offers a timely celebration of the memorial's 35th anniversary as well as providing an important contribution to the current discussion of the role of women and minorities in society.

Susan Goldman Rubin has written art books for children of all ages, including middle grade biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and the Wyeths. She lives in Malibu, California.