Documentary Chronicles Diversity in Children's Literature

Tell Me Another Story, fromThe Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in collaboration with the Office Performing Arts + Film, highlights past and present creators and advocates whose focus has uplifted children’s literature.

At a time when diverse books are facing challenges across the country, the Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation, in association with the Office Performing Arts + Film, presents a new documentary chronicling the diversity in children's literature. 

Grace Lin is one of the creators in Tell Me Another Story.

Tell Me Another Story describes the dedication and work of kid lit legends past and present who have brought authenticity and diversity to children's books. The film highlights creators, advocates, and librarians from W.E.B. Du Bois, Augusta Baker, Pura Belpré, and Ezra Jack Keats, to Pat Cummings, Marley Dias, Grace Lin, Christopher Myers, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. It also looks at the contributions made by the children's book awards that honor BIPOC creators and their stories, including the Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, and Ezra Jack Keats Awards.

The 30-minute film, sponsored by publishers Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Book Group, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Candlewick, and Abrams, as well as the University of Southern Mississippi and the EJK Foundation, is free to stream now.


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