Seen: Edmonia Lewis

Seen: Edmonia Lewis

The first original graphic novel in a new series spotlighting the true stories of the real groundbreakers who changed our world for the better.

“Sometimes the times were dark and the outlook was lonesome, but where there is a will, there is a way. I pitched in and dug at my work until now I am where I am.”

Meet Edmonia Lewis, the woman who changed America during the Civil War by becoming the first sculptor of African-American and Native American heritage to earn international acclaim.

Jasmine Walls & Bex Glendining present the true story of courage, determination and perseverance through one of America’s most violent eras to create true beauty that still reverberates today.

It’s about being seen. Both for who you are, and who you hope you can become. History is a mirror, and all too often, the history we’re told in school reflects only a small subset of the population. In Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers, you’ll find the stories of the real groundbreakers who changed our world for the better. They’re the heroes: the inventors, the artists, the activists, and more whose stories you won’t want to miss. The people whose lives show us both where we are, and where we’re going.

Title:Seen: Edmonia Lewis
ISBN:9781684156344
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    Seen: Edmonia Lewis Reviews

  • Rod Brown

    Though a bit stiff in writing and art, I enjoyed learning about the life of an artist of whom I was previously ignorant. It's a straightforward telling, not dissimilar from Edmonia Lewis' Wikipedia pa...

  • Sara

    Illustrated by Bex Glendining​In this title, readers are presented with details of the life of sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis, a woman of Native American and African American descent. Her educational j...

  • Bexa

    This was AMAZING. First, I am so excited about this series, because it is needed. Second, I am so excited to know about Edmonia Lewis, because her sculptures are phenomenal! Having never heard of her ...

  • Kat Efird

    A fantastic introduction into the life and works of the sculptor Edmonia Lewis. Jasmine Walls' writing is educational and engaging, painting an adventurous portrait of a fascinating figure in art hist...

  • Anmiryam

    Such an interesting life encapsulated into a small graphic novel for middle readers. I loved that they are bringing light to figures that were marginalized and deserving of greater recognition for kid...

  • Marah

    This was a really great introduction to an artist that I had never heard of. I looked up many of her sculptures during the reading if this book, and am now intrigued to dive deeper. Also, this is the ...

  • Mompop

    would have gotten 1 more star if the print was just a bit larger....

  • Elisabeth

    4.5 stars. A great biographical comic about a fascinating and inspiring woman I would have never known about otherwise....

  • Key West Library

    This was an amazing book! I've never even heard of this woman before and it was so great to learn all about her and her life!...

  • Kai Charles(Fiction State Of Mind)

    powerful and educational story...