Children’s picture books have brought creativity, joy, and a deeper understanding of the world equipped for all ages. Story & Pictures By presents the history of children’s literature and how it has been a tool to both present a mirror of society and a dream of a limitless future. We follow three authors—Christian Robinson, Yuyi Morales, and Mac Barnett—who are pushing boundaries while also being at the forefront of a current “golden age” where stories and protagonists have greater diversity and broader representation. These authors reveal the magic and complexity of life by exploring topics of immigration, LGBTQ rights, race, incarceration, and class. Using charming animation and rare archival interviews of beloved authors, viewers will be delighted to rediscover timeless classics such as Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon in a new and dynamic light. Come enjoy with the whole family!
Director Joanna Rudnick and subject/author/illustrator Christian Robinson are expected to attend.