My Art, My World

Hardcover
9781772602142
$19.95 USD

Rita: Do we have any boxes?

Mom: Sure, Why do you need a box?

Rita: My teacher says I have to think outside the box!

Approaching her daily life with enthusiasm and humour, Rita rides public transit to her job working at a university coffee shop. She takes yoga and folk dance classes and enjoys drama and music at a day program, and she practices using sign language. In My Art, My World, Rita shows us her love for the world through her great passion: making beautiful and fun works of art.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations that enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

"[Rita's] wry and cheery voice easily reflects her joyful life."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"...Winkler’s artistic styles display a sophisticated level of variety. ... For all art bookshelves."
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A Globe & Mail Holiday Gift Guide Pick | The Globe & Mail | November 19, 2021


Rita’s world is vibrant and colourful. She also has Down Syndrome but that doesn’t stop her from holding down a job, taking yoga and folk dancing. By using her art to capture her world, Rita’s creativity helps to destigmatize disability in this joyous celebration of the power of art.

– The Globe & Mail

"Rita’s world is vibrant and colourful... By using her art to capture her world, Rita’s creativity helps to destigmatize disability in this joyous celebration of the power of art."

– The Globe & Mail

"With a boldness of intent and line, Rita Winkler invites us to meet her and enter her world, one of artistic temperament, not of disability or limitations."

– CanLit for Little Canadians

"A fantastic read for all ages."

– Kenora Miner and News