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The Dougherty Story Hour is an inclusive story time with stories selected to engage young artists! Stories read will be read by Dougherty Arts Center staff and volunteers, selected from the Dougherty Arts Center’s school collections and the City of Austin Public Library. Our story time will offer inclusive opportunities for listeners to discuss topics covered and socialize with their community.
On Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 11am-12pm, we’ll be exploring the books “Mixed: A Colorful Story” and “Gift Horse: A Lakota Story” and “Remember.”
“Mixed: A Colorful Story” written and illustrated by Arree Chung, 2018
“All special in their own ways, all living in harmony – until one day, a Red says, “Reds are the best!” and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anything that can change their minds? A Yellow, a Blue, and a never-before-seen color might just save the day in this inspiring book about color, tolerance, and embracing differences.”
“Gift Horse: A Lakota Story” written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson, 1999
“Gift Horse is an evocative introduction to 19th-century Native American life on the Great Plains. When his father gives him a gift horse, marking the beginnings of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud and the horse, Storm, spend their days hunting and roughhousing with other boys and their horses. But when an enemy raiding party steals his beloved Storm, Flying Cloud faces the ultimate rite of passage: he must join the rescue party and earn the right to wear the shirt of a warrior. Bold, colorful artwork inspired by the style of the early Plains Indians tells the story of a boy facing the challenges of manhood. Included is an author’s note about the Lakota people and their culture. The author is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.”
“Remember” written by Joy Harjo and illustrated by Michaela Goade, 1983
“Remember the sky that you were born under, know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, that is the strongest point of time. So begins the picture book adaptation of the renowned poem that invites young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world. In simple and direct language, Joy Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke Nation, urges readers to pay close attention to who they are, the world they were born into, and how everyone on Earth is connected. Michaela Goade, drawing from her Tlingit culture, has created vivid illustrations that make the words come alive in an engaging and accessible way. A timeless poem paired with magnificent paintings makes for a picture book that is a true celebration of life and our human role within it.”
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