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"This dazzling picture-book biography offers a creative crash course in the artistic and social justice teachings of Sister Corita Kent, the Catholic nun who became a pop art sensation in the 1960s...an artful homage to a 'joyous revolutionary.'" Booklist starred review

Let Corita teach you how to see the world in a whole new way!

Sister Corita Kent, the “pop art nun,” burst onto the 1960s art scene with splashes of color and ad slogans transformed into messages of love, hope, peace, and justice. The art world would never be the same—and neither would the young people whose lives she changed. Join Corita’s students as they learn how to look at the world around them through an artist’s eyes. With Corita, work is play, imagination means adventure, and there is no line between life and art.

Told with joy and energy by award-winning author Mara Rockliff and spectacularly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, Signs of Hope brings a revolutionary artist’s teachings—still fresh, still inspiring—to a new generation. As Corita told her students, “Be ready to see what you haven’t seen before!”

“The narrative offers glimpses into the rest of Kent’s life, both the beauty and the challenges, with an emphasis on her way of seeing the world” —The Horn Book

“This optimistic biography of artist Corita Kent (1918–1986) shimmers with the figure’s energy and sense of possibility. Publishers Weekly

A buoyant invitation to see the world and to look for artistic ways to improve it Kirkus Reviews

All at Once Upon a Time coverAll at Once Upon a Time cover
September 10, 2024

Once upon a time
(now, tell me if you’ve heard this one before)
locked away up in a tower,
lived a princess with the longest. . .

Fairy Tale Land has gotten a shake-up. All the stories are happening at once and . . . not exactly as they used to, once upon a time! Climbing a beanstalk takes an unexpected twist, Little Red Riding Hood’s basket is bursting with an unusual gift for an out-of-the-ordinary grandmother, and Rapunzel’s nose grows longer every time she tells another whopping fib!

All at Once Upon a Time is a picture book read-aloud that will have listeners giggling ever after.