Harlem

September 22, 2016
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Wonderful collage and mixed-media art. A long poem discussing Harlem as a place where anyone can succeed regardless of the color of their skin.

Message: 

Don't discriminate.

Journey

September 22, 2016
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Wordless. Kind of an older-kid version of Harold and the Purple Crayon, where a girl draws a door into a fantastical world, and ends up making a friend.

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Imagination is powerful.

Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic

September 22, 2016
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Wordy. Illustrations are all painted on ceramic plates and then photographed. They look like they're from the 50s for some reason to me. Apparently nobody in Illinois used to eat soybeans? So a farmer was growing some for his pigs, and a Chinese-American family comes and gets some from him and has a picnic that grows larger every year with other Chinese-American families.

Message: 

Cultural traditions are important.

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