Meet Cindy Sherman (Hardcover)

Artist, Photographer, Chameleon

By Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626725201, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017



How does someone become a ground-breaking artist?
Does it start when you're very little and discover that you like to play dress up? Does it happen when you're ten years old and someone gives you a Polaroid camera for Christmas? Maybe it begins in college, when you're finally on your own to discover the world as you see it for the first time.

Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have created an unconventional biography, that much like Cindy Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface. Infusing the narrative with Sherman's photographs, as well as children's first impressions of the photographs, this is a biography that goes beyond birth, middle age, and later life. It's a look at how we look at art.

About the Author

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan are the authors of many distinguished books about art, including Action Jackson (a Sibert Honor book), Ballet for Martha Making Appalachian Spring which earned five starred reviews, a Sibert Honor, and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, and The Mad Potter which was a Sibert Honor book. They also have received the 2013 Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C. Award for their body of work. Ms. Greenberg lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Jordan lives in New York, New York.