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Maya Lin
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines | Jeanne Walker Harvey
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The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark? As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. The daughter of a clay artist and a poet, Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A Christy Ottaviano Book
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jkraynak

It was really interesting how Maya was only 21 when she designed the memorial.

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jkraynak

“She wrote that her long, polished wall would be a quiet place to remember all those who died during the war. A place to be experienced by walking down then up past names that seemed to go on forever.”

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jkraynak
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Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines is the story of an amazing artist. She designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The illustrations in the story were also beautiful, and flowed well. It sparks inspiration and intrigued me to look into Maya and the memorial more.

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k.gauze
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I love this picture because she is working on architecture with her cat.

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sarabellini

And after naming a piece- the final step in shaping her artwork- Maya Lin, the artist-architect, is ready to dream, think again, and create something new.

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k.gauze

Love this book!! Great illustrations and a good story. I loved being able to see how she won the contest even though she was young. It is inspirational to see what amazing things people can do!

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sarabellini

I loved these illustrations! They were simple yet beautiful and easy to look at.

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sarabellini
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This book tells you about Maya Lin and how she loved to study the spaces around her. She explored everything and anything and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of paper and scraps. Maya grew up with art and learned to think with her hands as well as her mind. This book tells the story of an inspiring American artist, the architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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mollywimmers1

“...is ready to dream, think and create again:“

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my favorite part of the book was the creativity of the layout and illustrations. there was not a single boring page and the images provided information as well

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mollywimmers1
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this book was so cool. I really liked how they began the story with her as a child and then becoming a great artist. also this monument is so cool but I never knew who designed it

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kh972417

“Maya Lin, the artist-architect, is ready to dream, think again, and create something new.“

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kh972417
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This story was inspiring. Maya Lin started out doing pottery, and then worked her way up to creating a monumental memorial. The illustrations are so detailed and aesthetically pleasing to look at.

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kh972417
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This book was so interesting! I enjoyed reading about the Vietnamese Veterans Memorial, and the person who created it. I never really knew about this memorial, soI definitely learned something new when reading this book.

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elijahsmith

“She watched her father form a pot from a mound of clay”

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elijahsmith

I enjoyed the plot of the story and how she worked her way up with pottery up until the memorial.

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elijahsmith
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I enjoyed reading this story about the creator behind the Vietnam veterans memorial. It was very interesting to see how this memorial came to be.

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k.gauze
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This biography of Maya Lin is very inspirational. I would definitely use this in a classroom. This book is about a young girl who wins an architecture contest and created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. the illustrations in this book are simple and beautiful. This book is great because it shows that you can get anywhere even if you‘re young!

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Miadolce

“She wrote that her long, polished wall would be a quiet place to remember all those who died during the war.”

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Miadolce
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I thought this biography was so interesting. It told the story of how 21 yo Maya Lin designed the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. I liked that it showed that you can accomplish your goals even at a young age, which is a great lesson for young children to learn.

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ConnorLaCroix
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Nice! The artist drew the lizards legs into the hill.

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ConnorLaCroix

Her parents fled China at a time when people were told what to be and how to think.

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ConnorLaCroix
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I think these kinds of books where it walks you through the life of someone who accomplished something great because it teaches kids that they can do anything. These people just started put as normal people just like the kiddos.

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lauren_rese

I like how this books tells a story of a young girl who followed her interests and created a lifelong sculpture with high resemblance and meaning.

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lauren_rese
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This book is all about the life of Maya Lin and everything that surrounded her. I like how this book shows how Maya found her love for art through her parents and the world. Those inspirations lead into the story of how Maya Lin creates the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Genre: Biography; Published: 2017; Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk

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vnneff6000
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This is about maya Lin who discovered light and lines.

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ocdIrene
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Beautifully illustrated children‘s book/biography. Would enhance any unit on artists, the Vietnam War, memorials & monuments, or perseverance. Loved the focus on her love for nature and her studies.

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stargazerblue49
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Maya Lin was Chinese, not Vietnamese, but this cute little picture book is still worth the read! It's about Lin and her winning design for the Vietnam War Memorial. Very cool!