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Photographic : the life of Graciela Iturbide / ... Read More

Quintero, Isabel,(author.).
Iturbide, Graciela, 1942-(photographer.). Peña, Zeke, 1983-(illustrator.). ... Read More

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 741.5973 I91q 2018 (Text) 33126024787263 New YA Graphic Novels Available -
Erlanger Branch 741.5973 I91q 2018 (Text) 33126024787248 New YA Graphic Novels Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 741.5973 I91q 2018 (Text) 33126024787255 New YA Graphic Novels Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781947440005 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1947440004 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781606065570
  • ISBN: 1606065572
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 91).
Summary, etc.:
"Born in Mexico City in 1942, Graciela Iturbide ... Read More
Target Audience Note:
HL690L Lexile
Awards Note:
Américas Award commended title, 2019
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award, 2018
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction, 2018
CSMCL Best Books, 2018
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2018
NPR Best Books, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2019
Subject: Iturbide, Graciela, 1942- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Photography, Artistic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Photographers > Mexico > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 February

    Gr 7 Up—Mixing original illustrations, first-person prose, and lyrical interludes with gorgeous reproductions of photographer Graciela Iturbide's work, Quintero and Peña patiently reveal their subject's many angles, producing a "kaleidoscopic unraveling" of the artist. In this presentation, time is fluid, the text moving between pivotal moments in Iturbide's career to explain reoccurring themes and concepts in her work. The graphic novel format lends itself particularly well to this nonlinear style, as Peña deftly portrays Iturbide over the course of 50 years. The illustrator incorporates much of the artist's signature motifs into the visuals, and his choice to use a black-and-white palette is another nod to Iturbide's point of view. This mesmerizing book conveys profound ideas yet also adheres to the artist's vision. (Quintero reminds readers that the use of words such as magical and surreal to describe Iturbide's work is incorrect; "her images are as real as they get.") Teens will come away with an evolved sense of how to look at a creator's life and work and how to think critically about art as a process. The importance of being seen, specifically in regard to indigenous communities in Mexico and Mexican Americans in the United States, as a narrative thread will resonate strongly with readers. VERDICT Quintero and Peña have set a new standard in artist biographies. A must for teen collections.—Della Farrell, School Library Journal

    Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

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