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.
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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.
A dynamic teaching tool used by institutions across the country, including:
- NYC/Department of Education
- Eric Carle Museum
- South Carolina State Library
- Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
- Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
- Georgia Public Library Service
- Maryland State Library Training
Our Discussion Guide provides background information on past and present figures and issues, as well as a rich list of additional resources.
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
This was one of the most impactful trainings I have done in a very long time. So much so, that I have shared it with a member of our staff day committee in hopes that it can be shared with more staff in our library community.
Carrie Sanders, Youth Services Coordinator, Maryland State Library Agency
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.