Cynthia Levinson

Since she doesn’t draw or paint, Cynthia Levinson tells true stories about brave people, like Ben Shahn and the injustices they’ve faced, through words. She loves doing research, which has allowed her not only to visit Shahn’s studio but also to walk with soldiers of the civil rights movement, fall off a tightwire, and read letters in a condemned building surrounded by police tape. Cynthia’s books for young readers have won many awards. She lives in Austin and Boston.

Books by Cynthia Levinson
The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art