An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children (Hardcover)

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By Jamaica Kincaid, Kara Walker (Illustrator)
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A unique collaboration from two of America’s leading artists that explores the fascinating and hidden history of the plant world.

In this witty, deeply original book, the renowned novelist Jamaica Kincaid offers an ABC of the plants that define our world and reveals the often brutal history behind them.

Kara Walker, one of America’s greatest visual artists, illustrates each entry with provocative, brilliant, enthralling, many-layered watercolors.

There has never been a book like An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children—so inventive, surprising, and telling about what our gardens reveal.

About the Author

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John’s, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, My Brother, Mr. Potter, and See Now Then. She teaches at Harvard University and lives in Vermont.

Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1997 and an Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship in 2008. She has been the Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at Rutgers University since 2015. Her work can be found in museums throughout the world, including the Guggenheim, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Tate Gallery. She lives in New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374608255
ISBN-10: 0374608253
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 96
Language: English