Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois

Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois
Harry N. Abrams, 2003
written by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan

ISBN: 978-0-81094-23-70
Hardcover, 80 pages
Young Adult
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An inspiring role model for young teens, especially girls

The only book available for young people on one of the most important — and controversial — artists of the 20th century. Runaway Girl provides a distinctive, intimate look at the life and work of sculptor Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911). Known for her graphic, sometimes disturbing, yet always personal artworks, Bourgeois broke down barriers for women in the male-dominated art world as she struggled to make sense of her own troubled past.

Family photographs and reproductions of Bourgeois's artwork--from Deconstruction of the Father to Maman--are interspersed with exclusive interviews, selections from the artist's journals, and a clear, insightful text. Runaway Girl offers a dynamic, thought-provoking look at the life and work of an artist ahead of her time.

ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2003
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books:  Blue Ribbon Book
A New York Public Library Book for the Teenage

Louise Bourgeois