Signs of Hope The Revolutionary Art of Sister Corita Kent

Signs of Hope

The Revolutionary Art of Sister Corita Kent

  • ISBN: 9781647009496
  • Publication Date: April 16, 2024


Price: $17.99

Signs of Hope is a picture book biography of groundbreaking artist, teacher, and Catholic nun Corita Kent from critically acclaimed author Mara Rockliff, with stunning full-color art from Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet.

Let Corita teach you how to see the world in a whole new way!

Sister Corita Kent, the “pop art nun,” burst onto the 1960s art scene with splashes of color and ad slogans transformed into messages of love, hope, peace, and justice. The art world would never be the same—and neither would the young people whose lives she changed.

Join Corita’s students as they learn how to look at the world around them through an artist’s eyes. With Corita, work is play, imagination means adventure, and there is no line between life and art.

Told with joy and energy by award-winning author Mara Rockliff and spectacularly illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, Signs of Hope brings a revolutionary artist’s teachings—still fresh, still inspiring—to a new generation. As Corita told her students, “Be ready to see what you haven’t seen before!”


"Playing with words and images, this picture book is an artful homage to a 'joyous revolutionary.'"

"A buoyant invitation to see the world and to look for artistic ways to improve it."

"The narrative offers glimpses into the rest of Kent’s life, both the beauty and the challenges, with an emphasis on her way of seeing the world..."
—The Horn Book Magazine

"[T]his optimistic biography of artist Corita Kent (1918–1986) shimmers with the figure’s energy and sense of possibility... Combining pop art and protest, the result is a joyous nexus of experimentation and creative responsibility that details a “small and quiet” figure whose art remains 'big and loud.' "
—Publishers Weekly

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