My Art, My World

  • With: Helen Winkler,
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:Canadian artist, Down Syndrome, artist with downs, differently abled, disability
  • Available:10/19/2021
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:580L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M

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."

"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
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