Celebrate Black History Month with a “grab and go” craft inspired by American author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, Coretta Scott King Award winner and the first African American to be published as children’s book author and illustrator.
This paper collage craft takes inspiration from Bryan’s colorful illustrations for Beautiful Blackbird, Bryan’s adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia which resonates both with rhythm and the tale’s universal meanings—appreciating one’s heritage and discovering the beauty within.
This project is intended for ages 5 – 8, but open to all ages.
You will receive written illustrated instructions and colored paper. You will also need pencil, scissors, and glue. The book is available for checkout from our library system. You can also listen to it on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45g1Ru2R-lI