I am happy to participate in this meme, recently started by the Styling Librarian.
Remember how I said last week that I am always on the lookout for non-series informational texts that will interest and engage students? This week I found another one!
It’s an autobiography. It’s about overcoming adversity. It’s about the passion and the process of making art. It’s about finding new ways to do the things you love when you have no other choice. Parts of it are in interview format. It has a tremendous glossary–and a timeline and an index and suggestions for further reading. It’s interactive. It’s amazing.
It’s Chuck Close: Face Book
After I finished reading it, I put it in my friend’s mailbox at school. He’s an art teacher and will definitely appreciate it. And he will share it with young people who need to see it. The post-it note on it said, “Warning: Awesomeness inside! 🙂 ”
Need more convincing? Watch this video, in which Chuck Close shares a note he was asked to write to his younger self.