A Life Made By Hand

A Life Made By Hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa is a children’s book, for ages 5-8, written and illustrated by Andrea D’Aquino, released on September 3, 2019.

“Fascinated by a snail’s shell, gossamer dragonfly wings, and a spider’s complex web, Ruth Asawa carefully observed tiny details around her family farm, her hands constantly busy with found objects such as wire and paper.”

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About the Author

Andrea D’Aquino is an artist and author. Her previous books include an illustrated edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Once Upon a Piece of Paper. Her work appears in magazines and newspapers around the world. She lives in New York City.