Learn about Black children’s literature with ‘Flashlight’
At Inglewood Public Library
Cory Alexander Haywood OW Contributor | 9/6/2018, midnight
The Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., invites patrons, teachers, students and the community at large to attend the “Flashlight” art exhibit. The free interactive exhibit is on display through Nov. 30 at the Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., in Inglewood.
The Flashlight exhibit presents a journey that tells the story of African American children’s literature. The exhibit highlights and celebrates those who have contributed to the advancement of child literacy in Black communities.
With the installation of Flashlight, library visitors can partake in a unique interactive experience. The bright colors of the art exhibit will immediately draw the attention of adults and children alike. The art exhibit will provide a space for patrons to color, read and write while discovering Black American culture through children’s literature.
“We chose to exhibit ‘Flashlight’ because we are bringing light to a story of a genre that hasn’t been told. Flashlights bring light to dark places and often serve as a guild to help us find an even greater light,” said Tane Denean Eskridge, host of the exhibit. “When children see true to life characters in books that resemble them they are more likely to read and write. The exhibit will help children of color connect with characters in books while helping all children embrace diversity and humanity.”
For more information, call (310) 412- 5645 or (310) 412-5403.