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Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art

This book is about Tyree Guyton
Discover the transformative power of creativity in "Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art." This captivating picture book biography takes readers through the streets of Detroit, where Tyree Guyton, a visionary urban environmental artist, sees potential in the discarded items that litter his beloved neighborhood. From his childhood in the 1950s, under the mentorship of his grandpa Sam who encouraged him to "paint the world," to the establishment of the iconic Heidelberg Project in the 1980s, Guyton's journey is one of resilience and innovation. Using art as a tool for social change, he inspires the community, especially children, to come together to transform their environment, turning everyday junk into mesmerizing "magic trash." This book, published on January 6, 2015, is an ideal read for elementary school students exploring themes of environmental justice, community empowerment, and the undeniable impact of artistic expression. "Magic Trash" not only highlights the importance of recycling and environmental care but also celebrates how creativity can rebuild and rejuvenate communities.
Published by Charlesbridge on January 6, 2015
32 pages
ISBN: 9781580893862
Best for readers in Elementary School
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