In Her Hands

By School Library Journal

By choosing to focus on Savage’s early years, Schroeder presents a part of the sculptor’s life that children will relate to. Savage endured harsh criticism from her father, but realized her dream of becoming an artist. An afterword contains much of what is known about her success in school, her major works, her role as an art instructor, and her retirement years. Bereal’s full-page and spot illustrations glow with the sunset hue of the red clay Savage first discovered as a child. Two black-and-white images of her work are also included. This is a worthy effort that celebrates the determination of a young woman whose contributions should be remembered.