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Books By and About Aminah

SymphonicSymphonic Poem: The Art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (2002), Columbus Museum of Art in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers. Published in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition of the same title, organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, and curated by Carole Miller Genshaft and Annegreth Taylor Nill, December 13, 2002 – April 20, 2003. The exhibition traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art (February 23 – August 13, 2006), Tacoma Art Museum (September 16, 2006 – January 28, 2007), and the Toledo Museum of Art (February 23 – May 22, 2007). Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).

ElijahsAngelElijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (1992), Harcourt Brace & Company, written by Michael J. Rosen and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. An award winning story of religious tolerance about woodcarver Elijah Pierce and his young Jewish friend. Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).

SophieSophie (1994), Harcourt Brace & Company, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. An award-winning, story of the loving relationship of a grandfather and his granddaughter and their understanding of the cycle of life. Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).

TheTeachingsThe Teachings, (1992), Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Publishers, written and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Interweaving text and drawings, Aminah Robinson brings to life 26 African-American spirituals that have inspired her since she was a little girl. Out-of-print.

PompyWalkerA School for Pompey Walker (1995), Harcourt Brace & Company, written by Michael J. Rosen and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. This inspiring story based in fact relates the efforts of a freed slave and his white friend to build a school for black children in the 1800s. Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).

ShakingBagThe Shaking Bag (2000), Albert Whitman & Company, written by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. This folktale tells the story of an elderly southern woman whose kindness and generosity is magically rewarded. Out-of-print.

TobeadrumTo Be A Drum (1998), Albert Whitman & Company, written by Evelyn Coleman and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Throughout this beautifully illustrated story of African-American history, a father teaches his two young children to listen for the drumbeat that reflects the rhythm of the earth and the heartbeat of its people. Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).

To hear stage and screen actor James Earl Jones read To Be A Drum, visit www.storylineonline.net.

Street HomeA Street Called Home (1997), Harcourt Brace & Company and republished and distributed by the Columbus Museum of Art. Written and illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. This accordion book with flaps tells about the bustling neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, and the people who lived and worked there during the 1940s and 1950s. Available from the Columbus Museum of Art gift shop (614-629-0314).


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