By Heather Zetterberg (Math Specialist) and Jennifer Friedman (Head Librarian)
A new Story Walk has just been installed in the frames on the covered path from the first grade to the third grade, to the second grade classrooms. The community is invited to take a stroll through this stunning display.
Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas is about an incredible woman who broke down barriers throughout her life.
From the book jacket:
As a child in Georgia, Alma Thomas loved to spend time outside, soaking up the colors around her. And her parents filled their home with color and creativity despite the racial injustices they faced. After the family moved to Washington DC, Alma shared her passion for art by teaching children. When she was almost seventy years old, she focused on her own artwork, inspired by nature and space travel.
In this celebration of art and the power of imagination, Jeanne Walker Harvey and Loveis Wise tell the incredible true story of Alma Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City and to have her work chosen for the White House collection. With her bold and vibrant abstract paintings, Alma set the world ablaze with color.
This StoryWalk is great for students of any age. If you are interested in additional resources related to Alma Thomas, here are three sites to visit: