Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis
In 1863, Edmonia Lewis, a teenager who had an Ojibwe mother and a father from Haiti, was accused of attempting to murder two white classmates in Oberlin, Ohio. For Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis, Jeannine Atkins researched history and imagined a way through its gaps to write poems based on Edmonia Lewis’s rise from a challenging past to international acclaim as a sculptor, with work now in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and elsewhere.
Available from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster.
For readers twelve and up.