||This is a fictional account of
sculptor Edmonia Lewis. Lewis was the daughter of an
Ojibwe woman and an African Haitian man. Her father
left before she was born and her mother passed away when
she was young. Lewis studied at Oberlin but was
asked to leave after being falsely accused of poisoning
and theft. She moved to Boston and was able to get
some work creating busts of famous Civil War heroes.
The world really opened for her when she received a
commission to create a marble statue of Abraham
Lincoln. Lewis was able to move to Italy and began
working in marble. Although not much is known about
Lewis, Atkins uses verse to tell the story of what we do
|SUBJECTS: Biographical fiction.
Lewis, Edmonia -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Sculptors -- Fiction.
Women sculptors -- Fiction.