Covington Library to Celebrate Traveling Exhibit of African-American Illustrated Literature

The Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library is hosting a traveling exhibit beginning Sept. 10 called Telling a People’s Story: Illustrated Literature for African American Children.

The exhibit, according to the library, “provides insight into the cultural, historical, and social makeup of African-American cultural identity while shedding light on the long-neglected world of African-American authors and illustrations in the pantheon of literature.” for children”.

The library is kicking off the event with a celebration on Saturday, September 10 with a full day of events featuring author Shadra Strickland, who presents a family-friendly reading and art demo at 10:30 a.m.

Also on September 10, emerging local artist Tamia A. Saunders will discuss her work through colorful illustrations at 1:30 p.m.

“Until the 1960s, and especially the 1970s, African-American children rarely saw
themselves represented in children’s books from the perspective of African American authors and illustrators,” the library said in a statement. “Telling A People’s Story is a celebration of the power of illustrated children’s books that highlight their story.”

If you are going to

The exhibition is presented from September 10 to October 8. The Covington branch is open from

open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Visit kentonlibrary.org or https://sites.miamioh.edu/tellingapeoplesstory/exhibition/ for details.

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