Caldecott-winner Jerry Pinkney discusses his art show and dyslexia.  ”It gave me a sense that I was unique and I could do something differently than what other people were doing. Of course in that time — the 1940s — the word dyslexia didn’t exist. I always got the feeling from my parents that I could achieve in spite (of it). They certainly understood their child was having some struggles within school, but I got more of a sense of encouragement, that if you believed in a dream you could certainly achieve that dream. The driving force was always to feel OK with myself. Not only was I supported by my parents, but also my teachers.”  The Flint (Michigan) Institute of Art is featuring Pinkney’s work through April 15, 2012.  The show includes his artwork from best-loved books and carefully researched historical commissions for The Lion and The Mouse, The Old African, The Sweethearts of Rhythm, Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales and other works, such as “Escape from Slavery: Underground Railroad” (National Geographic, July 1984). Read more about his interview and art show.

Caldecott-winner Jerry Pinkney discusses his art show and dyslexia.  ”It gave me a sense that I was unique and I could do something differently than what other people were doing. Of course in that time — the 1940s — the word dyslexia didn’t exist. I always got the feeling from my parents that I could achieve in spite (of it). They certainly understood their child was having some struggles within school, but I got more of a sense of encouragement, that if you believed in a dream you could certainly achieve that dream. The driving force was always to feel OK with myself. Not only was I supported by my parents, but also my teachers.”  The Flint (Michigan) Institute of Art is featuring Pinkney’s work through April 15, 2012.  The show includes his artwork from best-loved books and carefully researched historical commissions for The Lion and The Mouse, The Old African, The Sweethearts of Rhythm, Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales and other works, such as “Escape from Slavery: Underground Railroad” (National Geographic, July 1984). Read more about his interview and art show.

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