FARE Related Reading List K-12

Suggested readings for children and young adults.



Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter
Kathy Whitehead
illustrated by Shane Evans
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008
Grades 4-7

Beatrix: Various Episodes From the Life of Beatrix Potter
Jeanette Winter
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
Grades K-3

Come Look With Me: Discovering Women Artists for Children
Jennifer Tarr Coyne
Lickle, 2005
Grades 3-5

Dorthea Lange (Portraits of Women Artists for Children)
Robyn Turner
Little Brown & Co, 1994
Grades 3-6

Faith Ringgold
Mike Venezia
Children’s Press, 2008
Grades 3-5

Four Pictures by Emily Carr
Nicolas Debon
Douglas & McIntyre, 2003
Grades 4-7

by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan
Levine Bks., 2002
Grades K-3

Frida Kahlo
Jill A. Laidlaw
Watts, 2003
Grades 5-8

Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself
Margaret Frith and illustrated by Tomie De Paola
Grosset & Dunlap, 2003
Grades 2-4

Georgia O’Keefe
(Portraits of Women Artists for Children)
Robyn Turner
Little Brown & Co, 1993
Grades 3-6

Georgia’s Bones
Jennifer Bryant and illustrated by Bethanne Anderson
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2005
Grades K-3

Grandma Moses Alexandra Wallner
Holiday House, 2004
Grades K-3

Inspirations: Stories About Women Artists
Leslie Sills
Albert Whitman and Co, 1993
Grades 3-6

Just Like Me: Stories and Self-portraits By Fourteen Artists
Tomie Arai, Harriet Rohmer, editor
Children’s Bk. Press, 1997
Grades 1-5

Mary Cassatt
Ernestine Giesecke
Heinemann Library, 2006
Grades 1-3

Mary Cassatt: Family Pictures
Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Jennifer Kalis
Grosset & Dunlap, 2003
Grades 2-4

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter
Lois V. Harris
Pelican, 2007
Grades 2-4

Mary Cassatt: The Life of An Artist
Carolyn Casey
Enslow Publishers, 2004
Grades 2-4

My Name is Georgia: A Portrait
Jeanette Winter
Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998
Grades K-3

Patience Wright: America’s First Sculptor, and Revolutionary Spy
Pegi Deitz Shea and illustrated by Bethanne Andersen
Henry Holt, 2007
Grades 4-6

Talking With Tebe: Clementine Hunter, Memory Artist
Clementine Hunter, Mary E. Lyons, editor
Houghton Mifflin, 1998
Grades 4-6

Through Georgia’s Eyes
Rachel Rodriguez, illustrated by Julie Paschkis
H. Holt and Co., 2006
Grades K-3

Vinnie and Abraham
Dawn Fitzgerald and illustrated by Catherine Stock
Charlesbridge, 2007
Grades 2-4



A Day with No Crayons
Elizabeth Rusch
Rising Moon, 2007
Grades Pre-K – 2

The Dot
Peter Reynolds
Candlewick, 2003
Grades Pre K -4

Elena’s Serenade
Campbell Geeslin, illustrated by Ana Juan
Atheneum, 2004
Grades K-4

Jeanette Winter
Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996
Grades Pre K- 2

Little Dog
Lisa Jahn-Clough
Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Grades Pre K- 2

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
Amy Lee-Tai
Children’s Book Press, 2006
Grades 1-4

Sofie and the City
Karima Grant
Boyd’s Mills Press, 2006
Grades Pre K – 2

Denise Brennan-Nelson
Sleeping Bear Press, 2008
Grades K-3



Visions: Stories about Women Artists
Leslie Sills
Albert Whitman and Co, 1993
Grades 3-6

Women of the Harlem Renaissance
Lisa McKissack
Compass Point books, 2006
Grades 3-6



Astonishing Women Artists
Heather Ball
Second Story Press, 2008
Grades 5-8

Becoming Judy Chicago
Gail Levin
Random House,  2007
Grades 11-12

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
Kim Todd
Harvest Books, 2007
Grades 9-12

Dorothea Lange–A Visual Life
Elizabeth Patridge, editor
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994
Grades 11-12

Frida Kahlo: Painter
Laurie Hillstrom
Lucent Books, 2008
Grades 6-10

Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist
Nancy Goldstein
University of Michigan Press, 2008
Grades 10-12

The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love
Alice A. Carter
Abrams, 2000
Grades 9-12

Women artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage
Julie Danneberg
Fulcrum, 2002
Grades 7-12



The Blood of Flowers: A Novel
Anita Amirrezvani
Little, Brown and Co., 2007
Grades 11-12

Keeping the World Away: A Novel
Margaret Forster
Ballantine Books, 2007
Grades 11-12

Mexican Coral 
Rebecca Longo
Lulu, 2006
Grades 9-12

Miss Potter: The Novel
Richard Maltby
Penguin Group, 2006
Grades 7-12


A to Z of American Women in the Visual Arts
Carol Kort and Liz Sonneborn
Facts on File, 2002
Grades 7-12

Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era
Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger
Columbia University Press, 2005
Grades 11-12

Contemporary Women Artists
Laurie Hillstrom and Kevin Hillstrom, editors
St. James Press, 1999
Grades 7-12

Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists
Lisa E. Farrington
Oxford University Press, 2005
Grades 11-12

Dictionary of Women Artists
Delia Gaze, editor
Fitzroy Dearborn Pubs., 1997
Grades 7-12

Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents
Nicholas Ganz
Abrams, 2006
Grades 9-12

Icons of Art: Women Artists
Elke Linda Buchholz
Prestel Publishing, 2003
Grades 9-12

A Museum of their Own: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay and Philip Kopper
Abbeville Press, 2008
Grades 9-12

Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century.
Susan Ware and Stacy Lorraine Braukman, editors
Belknap Press, 2004
Grades 9-12

Women Artists: An Illustrated History
Nancy Heller
Abbeville Press, 2003
Grades 7-12

Women of the Renaissance
Melissa Thomson and Ruth Dean
Lucent Books, 2004
Grades 9-12