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Guide a classroom, library, book club, or other discussion of this inspiring biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Featuring reading questions and activity ideas, this free downloadable pdf will jumpstart conversations and invite reflection on the book’s story. Thematic connections include art/artists, creativity, perseverance, and individuality.


About Georgia’s Bones: Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Georgia O’Keeffe began gathering all sorts of objects—sticks and stones, flowers and bones. Although she was teased for her interest in unique shapes and sizes, young Georgia declared: “Someday, I’m going to be an artist”—and that is exactly what she became.


Jen Bryant’s story of Georgia O’Keeffe celebrates the famous artist’s fascination with natural shapes, “common objects,” and her unusual way of looking at the world. Bethanne Andersen’s fluid, graceful illustrations capture the beauty of O’Keeffe’s work and spirit.


Awards and honors for Georgia’s Bones include:

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Tucson/Pima Public Library Southwest Books of the Year