Academic journal article Journal of Children's Literature

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Academic journal article Journal of Children's Literature

Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines: Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Harvey, J. W. (2017). (D. Phumiruk, Illus.). New York, NY: Henry Holt, unpaged.

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This picturebook is a perfect complement to Eve Bunting's classic The Wall (1990), the story of a young boy and his father's visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which many teachers might read aloud to their students when discussing Memorial Day in the classroom. However, the true creative genius behind the Wall is Maya Lin, the artistarchitect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and this iconic structure. In this masterfully crafted biography, Harvey chronicles Maya Lin's life and career. As a college senior, Maya entered a contest to design the memorial, which required the inclusion of almost 58,000 names of the soldiers who died fighting or were missing. …

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