Even at the battle of Normandy, Ashley Bryan always had his sketchbook with him. Since then, he has illustrated more than 50 children’s books, been honored with both the Coretta Scott King and Laura Ingalls Wilder Awards, and had a school named after him.
Ashley Bryan and Antrese Wood talk about story telling, African folk tales, puppets and the wisdom that comes from elders and small children.
The roots of Ashley’s interest in storytelling & curiosity about the world
The inspiration of making something out of what people threw away
Favorite Moment, finding an element of joy & sharing with others
Sketchbooks: How they helped Ashley connect to his humanity, no matter the circumstances
Ashley’s work and capturing the spirit of oral tradition of African stories
Does Ashley have a favorite story?
Why you should never lose the excitement of the day
Ashley Painting a fresco at South Solon Meeting House, Maine:
Ashley collects sea glass on his walks along the shores of Maine and creates these windows
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