Tell Me Another Story

Coming soon: Screening at the NY Historical Society

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books,” at the New York Historical Society, April 1 – July 24, 2022.

The first exhibition to delve into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through picture books, co-organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the High Museum of Art and curated by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

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Resources

We’ve created an in-depth Discussion Guide to help you use Tell Me Another Story as a dynamic and exciting teaching tool. You’ll find background information on the past and present figures and issues, as well as a rich list of additional resources. Don’t miss it!

Film Discussion Guide

Direct inquiries about the film to foundation@ezra-jack-keats.org

About the Film

Tell Me Another Story, is an inspiring 30 minute portrait of the power of picture books. It’s a compelling overview of diversity in children’s literature that brings home the enormous need for us to tell our children another, more inclusive story.


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

Highlights

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


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