05 December 2016
Two Satsuma Tangerines, 6 x 8 inches, oil on linen on panel, 2016.
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The tagline for A Mighty Girl is "the world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls." Recently, their blog posted "Artwork of Hope, Love, and Support from the Children's Book World." It begins:
"Over the past few days, children's book illustrators have been creating images featuring their beloved characters coupled with messages of love and support. Many of these images show their characters with a safety pin (#KidLitSafetyPin), others show the characters hugging (#HugsfromKidLit), but all are symbols to kids feeling vulnerable or being targeted with harassment that they are not alone -- that they are loved and valued. Moreover, these drawings, which the artists hope teachers and librarians will post in schools, send an important message to all students that now is the time to come together with friends and classmates to stand against any hateful speech or actions motivated by differences in gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, or ability."
"Along with sharing these messages of love, hope, and solidarity with children, author Kate Messner also expressed the importance of taking the next step: 'If this is something you plan to share with students, please also take time to talk about what it means to have someone's back when it comes to fighting bullying and bigotry. Wearing a safety pin (or putting up a poster) doesn't really help unless it's accompanied by a promise of action. Speaking up and standing beside people who are being targeted requires courage, commitment, and planning. Here's a resource [from the Southern Poverty Law Center]....'" [Continue reading and see the illustrations]
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