Lisa Von Drasek wants “everyone to come and see this exhibit.” Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries is referring to “Rejoice the Legacy!,” the exhibit currently on display at Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota.
The exhibit displays original manuscript pages, artist dummies, picture book proofs, and original art and sketches selected from among Andrea Davis Pinkney’s more than 20 published children’s and young adult titles. The exhibit will provide insight into one writer’s creative process as well as a peek into editorial practice.
“‘Rejoice the Legacy!’ is the history of black Americans, of American history, of the Civil Rights movement, (and) of the creation of picture books,” Von Drasek said. “And we’re here to celebrate Andrea’s work, and her husband’s work, Brian Pinkney.”
Attend the May 3 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Davis Pinkney
“She is going to talk about her writing process, being an editor, and what it’s like to be an African American woman in publishing today,” Von Drasek said.
Davis Pinkney is a New York Times best-selling writer of more than 20 books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels and nonfiction. Pinkney’s books include “With the Might of Angels,” “Bird in a Box,” “Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down,” “Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride,” “Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters,” and “Duke Ellington.”