A Presidential Scavenger Hunt- Just in Time for the 4th!

2 Jul

“Looking for Presidents,” story book by EWI artist Sushmita, was inspired by her son and his thirst for knowledge. The book turns the act of learning American history into a scavenger hunt, allowing young readers to make connections with the stories in the book and the world around them.

“When Sushmita first told me about the project, Looking for Presidents, I started thinking about how streets, bridges, etc. are named—I usually think about this when I am in the car and I see a street sign name of an obscure person from history which is just about every day.  Her book idea changed the way I see things.”

— Geri Provost Lyons, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

To learn more about “Looking for Presidents,” please visit her website: http://home.comcast.net/~sushmaz/HandmadeStorybook.com/Looking_for_Presidents.html

To purchase a copy of “Looking for Presidents,” contact Sushmita at: sushmaz@comcast.net

EMPOWERED WOMEN INTERNATIONAL:

EWI is a non-profit organization that helps immigrant and refugee women in the Greater DC Metro area integrate, participate as new citizens, and become self-sufficient by using the arts as an economic driver and a catalyst for social and cultural integration. All of the work available in the EWI Etsy Shop is handmade by our members or supporting artists. Learn more at www.ewint.org.

SUSHMITA MAZUMDAR

Sushmita Mazumdar is a Greater Washington DC area writer, graphic designer and book artist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts from Bombay University in India and subsequently worked as an art director in the advertising industry in Mumbai. Sush volunteers as a docent with the Smithsonian’s Freer & Sackler Galleries of Art (National Museum of Asian Art) in Washington DC where she was trained in Asian art history. Sushmita is a graduate of EWI’s Training for Success program and lives in Arlington with her son, daughter, and husband.

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