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Children’s Books that Teach the Importance of Understanding Privilege JACBA Newsletter 22Jul2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 22, 2016

11 Children’s Books That Teach The Importance Of Understanding Privilege ‘Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story From The Underground Railroad’ by Ellen Levine, Illus. by Kadir Nelson ‘Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation’ by Duncan Tonatiuh ‘Chocolate Me!’ by Taye Diggs, Illus. by Shane W. Evans ‘Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down’ by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Illus. by Brian Pinkney Read More The Village That Vanished written by Ann Grifalconi and illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2003 Awardee Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2012 Awardee Darkness over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews written by Ellen Levine 2001 Awardee Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Stories written by Ellen Levine 1994 Awardee Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and her family’s fight for desegregation, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh 2015 Awardee Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans 2016 Awardee We March written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans 2013 Awardee Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down…

Contemporary Children’s Art on Display & Kadir Nelson on Black Lives JACBA Newsletter 15Jul2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 15, 2016

Christopher Myers and Random House Partner for New Imprint Inspired by his passion for bringing diversity to children’s literature – a mission shared by his late father, acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers – author and artist Christopher Myers is launching a new imprint called Make Me a World with Random House Children’s Books. “It partially had to do with some op-ed pieces that my father and I wrote in 2014 and published in the New York Times about the need for stories to be told that had been neglected. No one will disagree that there is a need for diversity in children’s literature, and a need to respond to the changing demographics of our country and our world. But at the same time, as we look at the statistics, those books are not being published.” Read More Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom written by Walter Dean Myers 1992 Awardee Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam written by Walter Dean Myers 2003 Awardee Get the Picture! focuses on art in new children’s books The exhibition “Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Art” is being held through Oct. 9 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania….

Kadir Nelson, New Yorker Cover Artist, Featured in CBS Interview JACBA Newsletter 8Jul2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 8, 2016

Artist Kadir Nelson’s illustrations of pride and soul Kadir Nelson is an artist unknown to many. But you’ll find his work on magazines, albums, posters and postage stamps. Then there are the children’s books – more than two dozen of them. Ben Tracy meets the illustrator who counts Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth among his influences – and who explains what happens when his paintbrush starts to sing. Read More KADIR NELSON’S “A DAY AT THE BEACH” “I grew up close to the shore, and I have always loved spending time at the beach,” the Los Angeles-based artist Kadir Nelson says of his cover for this week’s issue. “When I was young it meant time with my dad, and now that I’m a father myself I relish the long summer days spent with my own children.” Read More Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2012 Awardee The Village That Vanished written by Ann Grifalconi and illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2003 Awardee Mazza Summer Conference features children’s authors From July 18 to 22, the University of Findlay will host the Mazza Summer Conference featuring speakers: Chris Barton, Rosemary Wells, Barney Saltzberg,…

Early Jane Addams Award Recipients Remembered and Appreciated JACBA Newsletter 1Jul2016
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 2, 2016

Z for Zachariah: a complex exploration of power and gender Jenny Downham explains how Robert C O’Brien’s novel of post-nuclear apocalypse gave her far more than relief from the fear of nuclear war in the 1970s – a life-long belief in the strength of girls and women, and the prototype for her own fictional heroines Read More Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien 1976 Awardee Arna Bontemps summer camp keeps kids engaged in the arts For some children, their stories will begin with fun, lasting memories from the 2016 summer enrichment camp, “E’levate, Lift Ev’ry Voice,“ sponsored by the Arna Bontemps African-American Museum and Cultural Arts Center. Students who have displayed an interest in the arts were nominated by their school teachers to be part of the camp, where they have been given the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the rich diversity of the arts which are embedded in Louisiana’s culture. The Arna Bontemps Summer Enrichment camp is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Funding…