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Didn't We Have Fun!

Hilda Robinson and Jeff Kunkel

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 10.00" x 10.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-933987-17-0
  • Publication Date: 2012-07-01
  • Crickhollow Books

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Didn't We Have Fun!

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Hilda Robinson's colorful paintings celebrate African-American playground games and recreation, family, church, and school life, drawn from her memories of growing up in an urban neighborhood in the days before television.

Meet Hilda’s siblings, her Mama and Daddy, her Philadelphia neighborhood of red-brick row houses.

Enjoy with her this vibrant celebration of home life, fun and games, family activities, and church going, with an abiding love of life that shines through these delightful paintings of a girl and the place she grew up.

Didn't We Have Fun! celebrates a rich heritage of healthy African-American urban neighborhoods and family life.

Hilda Robinson grew up in Philadelphia. Her work is featured in museum exhibitions and in many private and corporate collections. She lives in Oakland, California.

Jeff Kunkel wrote the text based on interviews with Hilda. A United Methodist minister, he is author of a number of books for adults and young readers. He also lives in Oakland.


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Hilda Robinson

Hilda Robinson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied at Temple University and the University of California at Berkeley, earning her Master of Arts degree when she was fifty years old. She works from her memory and imagination. Her work is featured each year in the Art of Living Black, an annual exhibition at the Richmond Art Center in California, and in many private and corporate collections. She lives in Oakland, California.

Jeff Kunkel

Jeff Kunkel wrote the text based on interviews with Hilda. A United Methodist minister, he is an accomplished artist and author of a number of books for adults and young readers. He also lives in Oakland.