Los Angeles, CA, April 01, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- FLASHLIGHT: Celebrating Black America in Children's Literature is opening at the Mayme Clayton Library and Museum on April 29, 2017. With traditional art forms, video installations, and live exhibits, FLASHLIGHT shines light on the past, celebrates the present, and makes way for the future.
The free exhibit will run from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 13 and will be open every Saturday during the three week period. The exhibit opening is on Saturday, April 29 from 11AM to 5PM and will include family-friendly activities, performances, and snacks.
Authors, artists, and performers will be present at the opening, including featured author Tanae Denean Eskridge, the creator of The Adventures of Coach and Little Dell. Eskridge, a spoken word artist and youth mentor, created the book series to expose children everywhere to positive role models of every race, religion, and color.
According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people. FLASHLIGHT celebrates the rarity of great stories written about the American black experience, and encourages the next generation to continue telling those stories.
About the Exhibit
FLASHLIGHT is an interactive art experience highlighting the story of black American culture through children's literature. The exhibit is fun and educational for the whole family and is curated by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Naomi Imatome-Yun. The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum is the largest independently-held collection of African-American literature, memorabilia, and documents in the world. Learn more at flashlightexhibit.com