The Power of Words Resources
About The Exhibit: Representation is an integral building block of a strong and equitable community. In partnership with St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature, The Power of Words: The Ongoing Tale of Black Children’s Literature will share the continued efforts towards equitable representation in children’s and young adult literature. Learn about the trail blazers of Black storytelling like Langston Hughes and discover the impressive work of modern African American authors like Patricia McKissack, whose books continue to inspire new generations. From spoken tales to digital fiction, the stories featured in our main gallery exist to encourage young readers, foster a love of reading, and celebrate pride in diversity.
Below are several activities created to go along with The Power of Words exhibit. Some activities can be done at home before seeing the exhibit, but we highly recommend visiting first! Enjoy!
Image from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats used with permission from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, ezra-jack-keats.org