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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Susan Goldman Rubin

Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing non-fiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people. Her titles include "Diego Rivera: An Artist For The People," "They Call Me A Hero: A Memoir of My Youth," "Music Was It! Young Leonard Bernstein," "Everyone Paints! The Art and Lives of the Wyeth Family" and "Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi."

Susan has also explored Judaica themes. Some of her titles are "Jean Laffite: The Pirate Who Saved America," "Haym Salomon: American Patriot" and "Fireflies in the Dark: The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezin," a Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book. Most recently Susan has created board books based on fine art for very young children. Her titles include "Counting with Wayne Thiebaud," "Andy Warhol's Colors" and "Matisse: Dance For Joy."

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Coco Chanel
Children / Teens
Abrams Books for Young Readers
March 2018
ISBN 9781419725449
144 pages
$18.99, NYP
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Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. More/less

The Quilts of Gee's Bend
Children / Teens
Abrams Books for Young Readers
June 2017
ISBN 9781419721311
56 pages
$21.95, INSTOCK
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Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. More/less

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