The Children’s Book Review | October 24, 2018
Welcome to this second innovative installment of our exciting new “Learn to Draw” series. This time, illustrator Shawn Harris teaches us how to create a bear by cutting paper and drawing with a pen. It’s the same bear that appears in his latest collaboration with author Dave Eggers, What Can a Citizen Do?, a book about what citizenship—good citizenship—means to you, and to us all. With clear, concise descriptions of what a citizen can do and the depiction of many diverse characters, we give What Can a Citizen Do? the TCBR stamp of approval.
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What Can a Citizen Do?
Written by Dave Eggers
Illustrated by Shawn Harris
Publisher’s Synopsis: Empowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today’s youth about what it means to be a citizen.
Across the course of several seemingly unrelated but ultimately connected actions by different children, we watch how kids turn a lonely island into a community—and watch a journey from what the world should be to what the world could be.
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Chronicle Books | September 11, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1452173139
About the Illustrator
Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives in California’s Mojave Desert. He got his start doing record and poster art for his own band the Matches in 2003, moving on to illustrate for popular musicians including Adele, Snoop Dogg, and 311. His first picture book Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers, was earned six starred reviews. Shawn and Eggers latest book is What Can a Citizen Do?
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