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Books and Authors, Kids! Presents

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin A. Ramsey

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  • Author Calvin A. Ramsey reading from his book, Ruth and the Green Book.
    Photo: Elan Ferguson

  • Young participants worked on their own "Green Books". First, they put their names on the cover and then they were encouraged to read and answer the prompts inside.

Atlanta-based playwright, photographer and folk art painter Calvin Alexander Ramsey grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Roxboro, North Carolina. He is a former Advisory Board Member of the Robert Woodruff Library Special Collections at Emory University in Atlanta. He is also a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award.  His plays have been performed in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; San Francisco; Valdez, Alaska; Omaha, Nebraska; Baltimore; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

In early September, the Studio Museum welcomed Ramsey as its guest for the monthly program, Books & Authors, Kids!, where he read from his children’s book Ruth and the Green Book (Carolrhoda Books, A Division of Lerner Publishing Group, 2010). Books & Authors, Kids! allows children to have a creative experience with some of their favorite writers and artists, including hands-on workshops, storytelling and a book-signing.

Books & Authors, Kids! presents Ambre Anderson

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  • The cover of Qualities by Ambre Anderson

  • Author Ambre Anderson during Books & Authors, Kids!

  • Author Ambre Anderson

The Studio Museum in Harlem jump started National Library Week with a Books & Authors, Kids! program on April 14, 2013 with author and illustrator, Ambre Anderson. Anderson read from her book, Qualities and facilitated a fun origami animal art workshop.  

Qualities is a colorful and engaging story of a little girl’s journey through the animal kingdom. Ambre Anderson says she created Qualities, “to promote awareness to children about how to find their own confidence." Little Lee, the book's main character, learns about the special abilities of different animals and discovers her own special qualities.

What are your good qualities?

Building a City, One Letter at a Time

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  • A student proudly displays her model of the Guggenheim Museum

  • A view of the New York City buildings created by the Dorothy Day Head Start Center Students

  • A view of the New York City buildings created by the Dorothy Day Head Start Center Students

The Studio Museum wrapped up its last in-school residence this month, after a year of meaningful, successful school partnerships. One of the highlights this year was our partnership with Dorothy Day Head Start Center in Harlem through Cool Culture’s Literacy Through Culture program.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

The First Studio Poetry and Short Story Contest

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    Untitled from "Interiors" series, 2001
    Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Are you a poet? Do you like to write short stories? Have you ever written a poem or a short story using an artwork as inspiration? Are you between the ages of two and eighteen? If so, you’re invited to participate in Studio magazine’s first short story and poetry contest, A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.