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Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature


  • Miami University Art Museum 801 South Patterson Avenue Oxford, OH, 45056 United States (map)

Telling A People’s Story looks at African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children’s illustrated literature. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, African-American children’s illustrated literature was a largely under-represented field garnering little attention by mainstream publishing and readership. Featuring more than 100 original artworks from African-American children’s illustrated literature, these works are produced by some of the biggest names in the field. Collectively, the many treasures produced by authors and illustrators contribute to a complex exploration of the African-American experience.

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