Painting Demonstration

Illustrator Bill Farnsworth shares a wonderful oil painting demonstration, using Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer as his subject. This painting demonstration shows the skill and attention to detail that goes into illustrating our picture books.

Summer Reading Survey

Some of our authors and illustrators share their memories of summer reading to inspire kids to cool down with a good book on hot summer days.

Whitewashing Persists in Film

An article entitled “Protesters oppose ‘whitewashing’ in new Shyamalan film,” published on January 29, 2009, by The Daily Pennsylvanian states, “In the world of acting, not all colors are created equal—or at least that’s how many people feel when ethnic roles are ‘whitewashed,’ or cast with white actors. Casting for extras in M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar: The Last Airbender took place last Saturday at the Spectrum, where protesters accused casting

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Artful Recycling

Spotted on the corner of 31st Street and Madison Avenue, near the Lee & Low offices. These inactive fire alarms make an amazing diorama. Check out the Beatles theme! Funny thing about this—it was gone the very next day!

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity