It's never too early to start cultivating your children's artistic sensibilities. Aesthetic exposure to two of America's greatest African American painters of the 20th & 21st centuries is a great starting point. Two visually striking, well researched, moving biographies chronicling the African American experience, are each told through the works and distinctive artistic styles of Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Gems. For ages 8-12 and 6-10, respectively. Hardcover.