Jonkonnu: A Story from the Sketchbook of Winslow Homer

In this remarkable story, based on the true accounts of Winslow Homer's 1876 visit to Petersburg, Virginia, author Amy Littlesugar and artist Ian Schoenherr unveil the inspiration behind "Dressing for the Carnival," one of the Homer's greatest and most controversial paintings. This is book that makes you rethink what freedom-and art-means to all of us.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
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