African American Children's Illustrated Literature
Tuesday, December 20 - Saturday, January 26
Explore African American cultural identity and history through the children's authors and illustrators. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Main Library next to the Information Desk.
This eye-opening exhibit focuses on the art featured in African American children's picture books to lend a new perspective to visitors. The panels give positive self-image and representation to those who need it, and for those unfamiliar, give insight to the African American experience to better understand the cultural, historical, and social constructs of African American identity.
"We've been wanting to host this exhibit for several years and are thrilled to have finally made it happen," says librarian and exhibit coordinator Tracie Padal. "We hope that Telling a People's Story brings our community together in service of a common goal: understanding one another and our nation's history."
Created by the Miami University Art Museum, these panels feature over a dozen picture books with the intention to offer a creative and educational way to raise awareness and welcomes members of all ages. Along with the panels in the exhibit, the scavenger hunt sheets are available so that you can explore the exhibit and check off items that you recognize on the sheet.
Drop by the Main Library to see the exhibit during regular hours.