Telling a People’s Story

Saturday, April 21
11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.   ~   Shadra Strickland (Illustrator)
Positivity and Fulfilling the Dream
Strickland works to promote self-affirmation and validation for African-American children in order to encourage positivity. Through her work, and her ultimate goal as a picture book author and illustrator, Strickland believes her work is about teaching children how to live their dreams.

April 20-21, 2018


This first-of-its-kind conference is held in conjunction with the original exhibition, Telling A People’s Story, on display at the Miami University Art Museum. Featuring illustrators, scholars, librarians, and educators, eleven speakers will individually and collectively present and discuss diverse aspects of contextualizing African-American children’s picture books.


Miami University Art Museum
801 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2232


Jason E. Shaiman (Chair), Brenda Dales, Arnold Adoff, Stephanie Baer, Gratia Banta, Rudine Sims Bishop, Sam Bloom, Megan Bowers, Cynthia Collins, Larry Collins, Stephanie Danker, Nishani Frazier, Darwin Henderson, Caroline Kunetz and Anita Wilson