Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott
by Joyce Scott
In this picture book biography, Joyce Scott tells the story of her twin sister Judy, a remarkable fiber artist with Down syndrome. Born at a time when people with disabilities were largely misunderstood, Judy was sent to live at an institution for over 30 years. When Joyce and Judy can finally live together as adults, Judy thrives at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, where she discovers a passion for creating intricate sculptures out of yarn and found objects. Eventually, Judy’s art is displayed in exhibits all over the world. Although this story is powerful on its own, Caldecott Honor Winner Melissa Sweet’s vibrant illustrations bring Judy’s story to life.