Tell Me Another Story: Diversity in Children’s Literature

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About the Film

Tell Me Another Story, a 30-minute free access documentary, presents a compelling and lively portrait of the giants, past and present, who have advanced diversity in picture books, illuminating the reality that multicultural literature is critical to our children’s quality of life and the health of our society.

Produced by the EJK Foundation, in association with The Office Performing Arts + Film, the documentary was created in celebration and recognition of the movement toward social equity. It was directed by Damani Baker and edited by Jon Henry Fine, with original music by Meshell Ndegeocello. Full list of Film Credits.

Press Release


20th century giants featured include W.E.B. Du Bois, Augusta Baker, Pura Belpré and Ezra Jack Keats.

Contemporary champions presented include Pat Cummings, Chris Myers, Meg Medina, Grace Lin, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Marley Dias.

Children’s book awards celebrating diversity illuminated include the Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré and Ezra Jack Keats Awards.

Hear what people are saying…

“This [film] is, for me, an emotional story of how books can become crystallizers, and can help the youngest amongst us take form.”

Jason Reynolds, Award Winning Author/Illustrator

“EVERY library and EVERY educator, parent, reader and human ought to watch it at least once.”

Pat Cummings, Award Winning Author/Illustrator

Panel Discussion


Filmed directly after the film’s first screening, this panel provides a precious backstage perspective on the making of the movie. This is your chance to meet the makers!

Discussion Guide

If you’re a professor, teacher, student, librarian, parent organization, kidlit enthusiast or a casual viewer, this Guide will give you a deeper and wider insight into the subject. Take a look!

Discussion Guide

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