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@bweelasteptoe at A Better Jamaica participating in their Read-a-thon reading Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters! *
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#read #johnsteptoe #childrensbooks #teach #blackbooks #literacy #jamicaqueens #awardwinning #reading #children #family #cousins @quickantoine
Jamaica Read-a-thom!!! Reading one of my favorite Children’s Book Authors, John Steptoe #juleznewz #abetterjamaica ##johnsteptoe #juliadshaw #meettheauthorexpwrience
I read Baby Says’l by John Steptoe !!!
My youngest daughter, Denisha was the model for baby! She made $75.00! Her first job!!😂 #jamaicareads #johnsteptoe #abetterjamaica #jamaicareadathon
Tonight’s reads....”Take Me to Your BBQ” by #kathyduval and #adammcauly, “Oh No, Monster Tomato!” by #jimhelmore and #karenwall, “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters” by #johnsteptoe (I remember reading this when I was young!!) and “Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween” by #alyssasatincapucilli plus #bookstogo the spider is our favorite page 😄
#Repost from @bookbeatdetroit with @regram.app ... Happy birthday John Steptoe, born in Brooklyn September 14, 1950. Author and illustrator of 15 groundbreaking books on African-American experience including the Caldecott Honor book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale. First published in 1987, it has remained in hardcover and is now in its 55th printing. Steptoe died tragically in 1989 at the age of 38. #johnsteptoe
#Repost  from @bookbeatdetroit with @regram.app ... Happy birthday John Steptoe, born in Brooklyn September 14, 1950. Author and illustrator of 15 groundbreaking books on African-American experience including the Caldecott Honor book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale. First published in 1987, it has remained in hardcover and is now in its 55th printing. Steptoe died tragically in 1989 at the age of 38. #johnsteptoe 
“I am not an exception to the rule among my race of people. I am the rule. By that I mean there are a great many others like me where I come from.” – John Steptoe
#fridayreads #thriftbooks #johnsteptoe #author #birthday #multicultural
Happy 68th Birthday to the one man that I will always and never stop loving for all of his inspiration to me in my life!
Happy One Year Anniversary to the John Lewis Steptoe Cultural Centre! We greatly appreciate all the support that everyone has given us throughout this wonderfully exciting journey! It’s just the beginning and we have so much more in store! Please join me tomorrow with The Harlem Studio Museum, at the NYPL George Bruce Libary, as I continue to keep my father’s amazing legacy alive! *
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#childrensbooks #brooklyn #blackbooks #books #icon #artist #awardwinning #libary #teach #stories #johnsteptoe #mufarousbeautifuldaughters #blackchildrensbooks #illustrator #wrighter #pioneer #legacy #history #blackhistory #ourhistory #family #children @studiomuseum
Happy 68th Birthday to the one man that I will always and never stop loving for all of his inspiration to me in my life! Happy One Year Anniversary to the John Lewis Steptoe Cultural Centre! We greatly appreciate all the support that everyone has given us throughout this wonderfully exciting journey! It’s just the beginning and we have so much more in store! Please join me tomorrow with The Harlem Studio Museum, at the NYPL George Bruce Libary, as I continue to keep my father’s amazing legacy alive! * * * * #childrensbooks  #brooklyn  #blackbooks  #books  #icon  #artist  #awardwinning  #libary  #teach  #stories  #johnsteptoe  #mufarousbeautifuldaughters  #blackchildrensbooks  #illustrator  #wrighter  #pioneer  #legacy  #history  #blackhistory  #ourhistory  #family  #children  @studiomuseum
Happy birthday John Steptoe, born in Brooklyn September 14, 1950. Author and illustrator of 15 groundbreaking books on African-American experience including the Caldecott Honor book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale. First published in 1987, it has remained in hardcover and is now in its 55th printing. Steptoe died tragically in 1989 at the age of 38. #johnsteptoe
Happy birthday John Steptoe, born in Brooklyn September 14, 1950. Author and illustrator of 15 groundbreaking books on African-American experience including the Caldecott Honor book Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: an African Tale. First published in 1987, it has remained in hardcover and is now in its 55th printing. Steptoe died tragically in 1989 at the age of 38. #johnsteptoe 
Join @studiomuseum at the George Bruce Library Saturday from 1-2pm! @BweelaSteptoe, daughter of author and illustrator John Lewis Steptoe, celebrates the legacy of her father in this dynamic reading of "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters." Get inspired by the book's illustrations and create a work of art as a family!
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Books, Authors & Kids at the George Bruce Library is presented as a part of #inHarlem, a set of new initiatives designed to explore dynamic ways to work in the community and take the institution beyond its walls.
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#harlemparktopark #harlempark2park #johnsteptoe #awardwinning #books #blackbooks #childrensbooks #nypl #harlem #libary #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #harlemnyc #blackwriters
Join @studiomuseum at the George Bruce Library Saturday from 1-2pm! @BweelaSteptoe, daughter of author and illustrator John Lewis Steptoe, celebrates the legacy of her father in this dynamic reading of "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters." Get inspired by the book's illustrations and create a work of art as a family! . . . Books, Authors & Kids at the George Bruce Library is presented as a part of #inHarlem , a set of new initiatives designed to explore dynamic ways to work in the community and take the institution beyond its walls. . . . #harlemparktopark  #harlempark2park  #johnsteptoe  #awardwinning  #books  #blackbooks  #childrensbooks  #nypl  #harlem  #libary  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #harlemnyc  #blackwriters 
Found this gem at the library last week. What a gift! When I was small, this was my very favorite book.  I’ve been looking for it ever since but didn’t know the title or author. But here she is- the kids are enjoying it and the illustrations are exactly as I remember them. Beautiful story, beautiful book. I highly recommend Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. 📚🐛 #gwynethrecommends #johnsteptoe #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #lovethisbook #newberryawardwinner
Found this gem at the library last week. What a gift! When I was small, this was my very favorite book. I’ve been looking for it ever since but didn’t know the title or author. But here she is- the kids are enjoying it and the illustrations are exactly as I remember them. Beautiful story, beautiful book. I highly recommend Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe. 📚🐛 #gwynethrecommends  #johnsteptoe  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #lovethisbook  #newberryawardwinner 
This week I wanted to try something different and have themed book features. Along with my regular book reviews I wanted to also feature a different book theme each week. This week’s theme is African Folklore. Folklore consists of the expressive body of culture shared by a group of people and includes oral traditions, tales, proverbs, jokes, rituals, and traditions. This is a topic that I have always wanted to learn more about, specifically how African Folklore has been adapted throughout the diaspora.
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The first feature, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters exemplifies this as a retelling of the classic Cinderella story using African cultural themes. A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.
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Creator of award-winning picture books for children, the late author and illustrator John Steptoe was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From childhood, John Steptoe drew pictures and told stories with them. Based on an African tale recorded in the 19th century, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters required Mr. Steptoe to research African history and culture, awakening his pride in his African ancestry. Mr. Steptoe hoped that his books would lead children, especially African American children, to feel pride in their origins and in who they are.
This week I wanted to try something different and have themed book features. Along with my regular book reviews I wanted to also feature a different book theme each week. This week’s theme is African Folklore. Folklore consists of the expressive body of culture shared by a group of people and includes oral traditions, tales, proverbs, jokes, rituals, and traditions. This is a topic that I have always wanted to learn more about, specifically how African Folklore has been adapted throughout the diaspora. ✨ The first feature, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters exemplifies this as a retelling of the classic Cinderella story using African cultural themes. A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe. ✨ Creator of award-winning picture books for children, the late author and illustrator John Steptoe was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From childhood, John Steptoe drew pictures and told stories with them. Based on an African tale recorded in the 19th century, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters required Mr. Steptoe to research African history and culture, awakening his pride in his African ancestry. Mr. Steptoe hoped that his books would lead children, especially African American children, to feel pride in their origins and in who they are.
New board book alert: Coming December 31, 2018!  This adorable forthcoming board book appears to be a re-print of a 1988 classic that’s now out of print.  Yay for revising it and bringing it back for new generations to enjoy! Anybody happen to have a copy of the original? #babysays #johnsteptoe #boardbook #boardbooks
New board book alert: Coming December 31, 2018! This adorable forthcoming board book appears to be a re-print of a 1988 classic that’s now out of print. Yay for revising it and bringing it back for new generations to enjoy! Anybody happen to have a copy of the original? #babysays  #johnsteptoe  #boardbook  #boardbooks 
The John L Steptoe School of the 21st Century presents Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Saturday 6/23 1pm. Come support! Guess who made the costumes with some of the parents...😍💜🙏🏾
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Who remembers this book?! Trap Classic! 💪🏿🖤 #tbt
Originally published over 30 years ago, this lovely children’s book is still a personal favorite to this day. In a nutshell the message is this:
No matter how beautiful, smart, or capable you think you are character/integrity is the deciding factor in how far you go in life.  Thank you John Steptoe for being an introduction to mindful living.  How you treat someone always matters. 🤷🏿‍♀️🖤 I never understood people who feel like unless they’re totin’ a gun, knife, or raising their fists they can’t hurt someone. False! Build up your community, run a nation. 💪🏿🖤 #trueleadership #johnsteptoe #blackchildrensbooks #emotionalintelligence
Who remembers this book?! Trap Classic! 💪🏿🖤 #tbt  Originally published over 30 years ago, this lovely children’s book is still a personal favorite to this day. In a nutshell the message is this: No matter how beautiful, smart, or capable you think you are character/integrity is the deciding factor in how far you go in life. Thank you John Steptoe for being an introduction to mindful living. How you treat someone always matters. 🤷🏿‍♀️🖤 I never understood people who feel like unless they’re totin’ a gun, knife, or raising their fists they can’t hurt someone. False! Build up your community, run a nation. 💪🏿🖤 #trueleadership  #johnsteptoe  #blackchildrensbooks  #emotionalintelligence 
From legendary African-American author and illustrator John Steptoe, we have Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters from 1988. Acknowledged by critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture, this book teaches readers about respect, pride, courage, and compassion. Beautifully illustrated, beautifully told. 
#wellreadbookstore #wellread #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #johnsteptoe #caldecott #corettascottkingaward #africanamerican #blackgirlmagic #readtoyourkids #readtoexpandyourmind #fultonmo #brickdistrict #smellallthebooks
From legendary African-American author and illustrator John Steptoe, we have Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters from 1988. Acknowledged by critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture, this book teaches readers about respect, pride, courage, and compassion. Beautifully illustrated, beautifully told. #wellreadbookstore  #wellread  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #johnsteptoe  #caldecott  #corettascottkingaward  #africanamerican  #blackgirlmagic  #readtoyourkids  #readtoexpandyourmind  #fultonmo  #brickdistrict  #smellallthebooks 
Today was my first time visiting this exquisite establishment! I had time to kill while waiting for the Mini Me to get her hair done LOL. My heart was immediately filled with warmth walking in...the  selection of books were AMAZING! I was delighted to see the children’s 👶🏽 section had most of the books I have bought over the years for my own. My FAVORITE book as a child was eloquently perched on the shelf in all its splendor (Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe). I definitely need every hoodie and shirt sold in there...they all speak to my inner book 🤓 nerd. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The menu was just enough that I as a vegetarian have options but not too much where I would ponder too long on what I would want. I ran into the founder of the book club I’m in @get.cha.mind.right it was GREAT seeing you Steph!!! Make sure at one point or another to check out this spot ❤️❤️❤️#supportblackbusiness #blackbookstore #unclebobbiescoffeeandbooks #marclamonthill #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #johnsteptoe
Today was my first time visiting this exquisite establishment! I had time to kill while waiting for the Mini Me to get her hair done LOL. My heart was immediately filled with warmth walking in...the selection of books were AMAZING! I was delighted to see the children’s 👶🏽 section had most of the books I have bought over the years for my own. My FAVORITE book as a child was eloquently perched on the shelf in all its splendor (Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe). I definitely need every hoodie and shirt sold in there...they all speak to my inner book 🤓 nerd. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The menu was just enough that I as a vegetarian have options but not too much where I would ponder too long on what I would want. I ran into the founder of the book club I’m in @get.cha.mind.right it was GREAT seeing you Steph!!! Make sure at one point or another to check out this spot ❤️❤️❤️#supportblackbusiness  #blackbookstore  #unclebobbiescoffeeandbooks  #marclamonthill  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #johnsteptoe 
#Repost from @blackabundancebk with @regram.app ... Who else remembers this glorious book?! 💛It was written and illustrated by Bedstuy #brooklynborn, John Steptoe🙌🏿 The Haitian restaurant @grandchampsbk is currently displaying his work! His daughter @bweelasteptoe did a talk there just last week. Let’s persuade them to do another! I know I want to revisit these beautifully illustrated memories and hear from her🙌🏾✨💛👑 .
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#blackkidsbooks #booksforbabies #booksforchildren #booksforblackgirls #booksforblackkids #blackartist #blackauthor #johnsteptoe #supportblackartists #representationmatters #becauseofthem #blackexcellence #blackpride #selflove #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlmagik #blackjoy #blavity #afropunkbrooklyn
#Repost  from @blackabundancebk with @regram.app ... Who else remembers this glorious book?! 💛It was written and illustrated by Bedstuy #brooklynborn , John Steptoe🙌🏿 The Haitian restaurant @grandchampsbk is currently displaying his work! His daughter @bweelasteptoe did a talk there just last week. Let’s persuade them to do another! I know I want to revisit these beautifully illustrated memories and hear from her🙌🏾✨💛👑 . . . #blackkidsbooks  #booksforbabies  #booksforchildren  #booksforblackgirls  #booksforblackkids  #blackartist  #blackauthor  #johnsteptoe  #supportblackartists  #representationmatters  #becauseofthem  #blackexcellence  #blackpride  #selflove  #blackgirlmagic  #blackgirlmagik  #blackjoy  #blavity  #afropunkbrooklyn 
Who else remembers this glorious book?! 💛It was written and illustrated by Bedstuy #brooklynborn, John Steptoe🙌🏿 The Haitian restaurant @grandchampsbk is currently displaying his work! His daughter @bweelasteptoe did a talk there just last week. Let’s persuade them to do another! I know I want to revisit these beautifully illustrated memories and hear from her🙌🏾✨💛👑 .
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#blackabundancebk #blackabundantbk #blackkidsbooks #booksforbabies #booksforchildren #booksforblackgirls #booksforblackkids #blackartist #blackauthor #johnsteptoe #supportblackartists #representationmatters #becauseofthem #blackexcellence #blackpride #selflove #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlmagik #blackjoy #blavity #afropunkbrooklyn
Who else remembers this glorious book?! 💛It was written and illustrated by Bedstuy #brooklynborn , John Steptoe🙌🏿 The Haitian restaurant @grandchampsbk is currently displaying his work! His daughter @bweelasteptoe did a talk there just last week. Let’s persuade them to do another! I know I want to revisit these beautifully illustrated memories and hear from her🙌🏾✨💛👑 . . . #blackabundancebk  #blackabundantbk  #blackkidsbooks  #booksforbabies  #booksforchildren  #booksforblackgirls  #booksforblackkids  #blackartist  #blackauthor  #johnsteptoe  #supportblackartists  #representationmatters  #becauseofthem  #blackexcellence  #blackpride  #selflove  #blackgirlmagic  #blackgirlmagik  #blackjoy  #blavity  #afropunkbrooklyn 
What an ABSOLUTELY wonderful evening we had at the TREAT launch! Thank you to @doitgurl  who was the most AMAZING host!!!! #wearetreat
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#Repost @doitgurl with @get_repost
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#IssaTREAT!! #IssaZakiyyahCelebration 
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Last night's #TREAT launch was simply AMAZING! I hosted #DrTrinaLynnYearwood's big night where she honored author and illustrator #JavakaSteptoe, son of #JohnSteptoe. He's also a #Caldecott and #CorrettaScottKingAward Winner (pic 2). So many people came out to support, including #Regent #DrLesterYoung (pic 7). The #TREATGirls were in full effect, wearing the lovely T-Shirts designed by #Marcia (pic 5). I was even reunited with one of my #foreverneverformerstudents, #Alex (pics 3 and 4)! My friend #Rich was at #BK9 for another event, and we managed to snap pic, too (pic 6)!!!!! ❤️🖤💚✨ #BK9
What an ABSOLUTELY wonderful evening we had at the TREAT launch! Thank you to @doitgurl who was the most AMAZING host!!!! #wearetreat  #treatouryouth  #Repost  @doitgurl with @get_repost ・・・ #IssaTREAT !! #IssaZakiyyahCelebration  #swipeleft  Last night's #TREAT  launch was simply AMAZING! I hosted #DrTrinaLynnYearwood 's big night where she honored author and illustrator #JavakaSteptoe , son of #JohnSteptoe . He's also a #Caldecott  and #CorrettaScottKingAward  Winner (pic 2). So many people came out to support, including #Regent  #DrLesterYoung  (pic 7). The #TREATGirls  were in full effect, wearing the lovely T-Shirts designed by #Marcia  (pic 5). I was even reunited with one of my #foreverneverformerstudents , #Alex  (pics 3 and 4)! My friend #Rich  was at #BK9  for another event, and we managed to snap pic, too (pic 6)!!!!! ❤️🖤💚✨ #BK9 
#IssaTREAT!! #IssaZakiyyahCelebration 
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Last night's #TREAT launch was simply AMAZING! I hosted #DrTrinaLynnYearwood's big night where she honored author and illustrator #JavakaSteptoe, son of #JohnSteptoe. He's also a #Caldecott and #CorrettaScottKingAward Winner (pic 2). So many people came out to support, including #Regent #DrLesterYoung (pic 7). The #TREATGirls were in full effect, wearing the lovely T-Shirts designed by #Marcia (pic 5). I was even reunited with one of my #foreverneverformerstudents, #Alex (pics 3 and 4)! My friend #Rich was at #BK9 for another event, and we managed to snap pic, too (pic 6)!!!!! ❤️🖤💚✨ #BK9
#IssaTREAT !! #IssaZakiyyahCelebration  #swipeleft  Last night's #TREAT  launch was simply AMAZING! I hosted #DrTrinaLynnYearwood 's big night where she honored author and illustrator #JavakaSteptoe , son of #JohnSteptoe . He's also a #Caldecott  and #CorrettaScottKingAward  Winner (pic 2). So many people came out to support, including #Regent  #DrLesterYoung  (pic 7). The #TREATGirls  were in full effect, wearing the lovely T-Shirts designed by #Marcia  (pic 5). I was even reunited with one of my #foreverneverformerstudents , #Alex  (pics 3 and 4)! My friend #Rich  was at #BK9  for another event, and we managed to snap pic, too (pic 6)!!!!! ❤️🖤💚✨ #BK9 
Bweela Steptoe will be back by popular demand for story time and a book signing!
WHEN: Saturday, March 10th at 10:30am
WHERE: Grandchamps
Bed-Stuy native John Steptoe was an author and illustrator for children’s books dealing with aspects of the African-American experience. He is best known for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (1988 Caldecott Honors) which was acknowledged by literary critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture. His work is currently being displayed alongside Bweela's at the restaurant.
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Bweela Steptoe will be back by popular demand for story time and a book signing! WHEN: Saturday, March 10th at 10:30am WHERE: Grandchamps Bed-Stuy native John Steptoe was an author and illustrator for children’s books dealing with aspects of the African-American experience. He is best known for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (1988 Caldecott Honors) which was acknowledged by literary critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture. His work is currently being displayed alongside Bweela's at the restaurant. ••• #Grandchampsbk  #blackhistory  #blackauthors  #johnsteptoe  #brooklyncommunity  #bedstuy  #brooklynevents  #brooklyn  #nycevents 
Bweela Steptoe will be back by popular demand this Saturday morning March 10 for story time at Grandchamps - 197 Patchen Avenue at corner of Halsey St at 10:30AM. She will stick around after to sign books. 
Bed-Stuy native John Steptoe was an author and illustrator for children’s books dealing with aspects of the African-American experience. He is best known for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (1988 Caldecott Honors) which was acknowledged by literary critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture. *
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Bweela Steptoe will be back by popular demand this Saturday morning March 10 for story time at Grandchamps - 197 Patchen Avenue at corner of Halsey St at 10:30AM. She will stick around after to sign books. Bed-Stuy native John Steptoe was an author and illustrator for children’s books dealing with aspects of the African-American experience. He is best known for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (1988 Caldecott Honors) which was acknowledged by literary critics as a breakthrough in African history and culture. * * * #johnsteptoe  #bweelasteptoe  #father  #daughter  #art  #food  #eat  #restaurantlife  #artist  #fashiondesigner  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #legendary  #nogunsmokeschooltour  #artist  #awardwinning  #children  #childrensbooks  #childrenareourfuture  #teaching  #givingback  #blacklove  #blackpower  #blackbooks  #blackchildren  #love  #iconic 
OUR VOICE: CELEBRATING THE CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARDS
FEB 8, 2018
MAY 19, 2018
Participating illustrators include: #JohnSteptoe, George Ford, Ashley Bryan, Leo & Diane Dillon, Tom Feelings, Jerry Pinkney, Peter Magubane, Brian Pinkney, Bryan Collier, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, @javakasteptoe E. B. Lewis, Colin Bootman, Christopher Myers, Floyd Cooper, Shane Evans, Baba Diakité, Kadir Nelson, James Ransome, Joe Sam, Synthia St. James, Michele Wood, Kathleen Atkins Wilson, Charles R. Smith, Daniel Minter, Frank Morrison, Nancy Devard, Sean Qualls, Faith Ringgold, Christian Robinson, Benny Andrews, and Reynolds Ruffins.
https://www.nccil.org/exhibitions/our-voice-celebrating-the-coretta-scott-king-illustrator-awards
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OUR VOICE: CELEBRATING THE CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARDS FEB 8, 2018 MAY 19, 2018 Participating illustrators include: #JohnSteptoe , George Ford, Ashley Bryan, Leo & Diane Dillon, Tom Feelings, Jerry Pinkney, Peter Magubane, Brian Pinkney, Bryan Collier, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, @javakasteptoe E. B. Lewis, Colin Bootman, Christopher Myers, Floyd Cooper, Shane Evans, Baba Diakité, Kadir Nelson, James Ransome, Joe Sam, Synthia St. James, Michele Wood, Kathleen Atkins Wilson, Charles R. Smith, Daniel Minter, Frank Morrison, Nancy Devard, Sean Qualls, Faith Ringgold, Christian Robinson, Benny Andrews, and Reynolds Ruffins. https://www.nccil.org/exhibitions/our-voice-celebrating-the-coretta-scott-king-illustrator-awards * * * * #artist  #iconic  #art  #father  #artwork  #books  #childrensbooks  #caldecott  #awardwinning  #author  #illustrator  #blackbooks  #blackchildren  #ehibit  #texas  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #crocodile  #race  #children  #colorful  #beautiful  #legendary  #coretascottking 
Happy world book day!🌎📖☀️
Book: Mufaro's beautiful daughter
Author: John Steptoe
Character: Queen Nyasha

We need more books in school's that reflect our community. 
We need more books in school's that promote a positive example for our children.
We need more books in school's that feature people of colour and people with disabilities.
We need more books that delve deep into culture and traditions. 
African history is not discussed in the curriculum. Why?..
Not all children in Africa live in mud huts! I say this because the books that feature children that look like me, are the books based on Africa ( where the children are barefoot and in mud huts )that only come out of the " topic box" on special occasions and may remain in the book corner for a little "diversity" ( to look good for OFSTED ) on the shelf. 
Africa has a rich and diverse history. 
We were Kings and Queens before slavery FYI.
Before #wakanda graced our screens and presented a diverse, rich positive example of Africa, books such as "Mufaro's beautiful daughters" presented a positive example for children that looked like me. The children loved this book and knew exactly who I dressed up as. As their teacher, I was so proud of my class. I made sure I educated them with the truth. The school bought books that I asked for and I did have some input ( to a certain extent, because let's face it: the school system needs fixing BIG TIME!) to enhance the school's topic criteria.
Books equals FREEDOM. 
Freedom is POWER.
#worldbookday#africa#johnsteptoe#royalty#queen#kindness#positive#community#diversity#freedom#power#people#books#teacher#school#curriculum#change#peopleofcolour#culture#tradition#wakanda#blackpanther
Happy world book day!🌎📖☀️ Book: Mufaro's beautiful daughter Author: John Steptoe Character: Queen Nyasha We need more books in school's that reflect our community. We need more books in school's that promote a positive example for our children. We need more books in school's that feature people of colour and people with disabilities. We need more books that delve deep into culture and traditions. African history is not discussed in the curriculum. Why?.. Not all children in Africa live in mud huts! I say this because the books that feature children that look like me, are the books based on Africa ( where the children are barefoot and in mud huts )that only come out of the " topic box" on special occasions and may remain in the book corner for a little "diversity" ( to look good for OFSTED ) on the shelf. Africa has a rich and diverse history. We were Kings and Queens before slavery FYI. Before #wakanda  graced our screens and presented a diverse, rich positive example of Africa, books such as "Mufaro's beautiful daughters" presented a positive example for children that looked like me. The children loved this book and knew exactly who I dressed up as. As their teacher, I was so proud of my class. I made sure I educated them with the truth. The school bought books that I asked for and I did have some input ( to a certain extent, because let's face it: the school system needs fixing BIG TIME!) to enhance the school's topic criteria. Books equals FREEDOM. Freedom is POWER. #worldbookday #africa #johnsteptoe #royalty #queen #kindness #positive #community #diversity #freedom #power #people #books #teacher #school #curriculum #change #peopleofcolour #culture #tradition #wakanda #blackpanther 
수요일 아침, 정말정말 좋았던 #그림책테라피 모임! #숀탠 의 #빨간나무 부터 #존스텝토 의 #높이뛰어라생쥐 까지, 처음 뵌 선생님들과 #꿈 이라는 주제로 나눈 이야기들과 그림책 분석, 정말 말로 표현 못할 정도로 행복한 시간이었다. 미래의 나도 이렇게 그림책을 통해 많은 사람들에게 좋은 영향을 끼칠 수 있는 사람이기를 :)
#그림책테라피협회 #thestoryofjumpingmouse #redtree #shauntan #johnsteptoe #picturebook #picturebooktherapy #lecture
수요일 아침, 정말정말 좋았던 #그림책테라피  모임! #숀탠  의 #빨간나무  부터 #존스텝토  의 #높이뛰어라생쥐  까지, 처음 뵌 선생님들과 #꿈  이라는 주제로 나눈 이야기들과 그림책 분석, 정말 말로 표현 못할 정도로 행복한 시간이었다. 미래의 나도 이렇게 그림책을 통해 많은 사람들에게 좋은 영향을 끼칠 수 있는 사람이기를 :) #그림책테라피협회  #thestoryofjumpingmouse  #redtree  #shauntan  #johnsteptoe  #picturebook  #picturebooktherapy  #lecture 
From Sabrina @grandchampsbk Hi everyone, due to popular demand @bweelasteptoe will be joining us again for story time on Saturday, March 10th at 10:30AM. Please save the date! I'll post a reminder to the group a little closer to the date. *
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From Sabrina @grandchampsbk Hi everyone, due to popular demand @bweelasteptoe will be joining us again for story time on Saturday, March 10th at 10:30AM. Please save the date! I'll post a reminder to the group a little closer to the date. * * * * #johnsteptoe  #bweelasteptoe  #father  #daughter  #art  #food  #eat  #restaurantlife  #artist  #fashiondesigner  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #legendary  #nogunsmokeschooltour  #artist  #awardwinning  #children  #childrensbooks  #childrenareourfuture  #teaching  #givingback  #blacklove  #blackpower  #blackbooks  #blackchildren  #love  #iconic 
21/28🌟John Steptoe🌟
(September 14, 1950-August 28, 1989)
#blackauthors #blackchildrensbooks
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⛰A beautiful village in Africa 🌹Beautiful Daughters & Queens 🐍A King who transforms to animal form
☯️Good vs. Bad
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Noooo...we are not in Wakanda!!! Yet, another beautuful story to share!!! #wakandaforever
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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (1987)
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Which daughter will the King choose to be his Queen?  Equally beautiful on the outside this is a classic tale of the importance of inner beauty!!! I enjoyed reading this with Lulu last night after watching Black Panther.  A day of Powerful Storytelling!!! John Steptoe was awarded the Caldecott Honor for this beautiful story in 1988!
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More stories by John Steptoe:
🎂Birthday (1972)
🐭The Story of Jumping Mouse (1984)
💞Baby Says (1988)
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#booksforchildren
#childrensbook
#childrensliterature #classicchildrensbooks #kidsbooks
#kidsbookstagram #picturebooks #blackwriters #blackwritersmatter #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory365 #multiculturalbooks #representationmatters #literacymatters #earlyliteracy #librarybooks #readaloud #readwithyourkids #readtolearn #readeveryday #readingmatters #readtoyourkids  #johnsteptoe #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #caldecotthonor
#readingrainbowbooks
21/28🌟John Steptoe🌟 (September 14, 1950-August 28, 1989) #blackauthors  #blackchildrensbooks  🌍 ⛰A beautiful village in Africa 🌹Beautiful Daughters & Queens 🐍A King who transforms to animal form ☯️Good vs. Bad 🌍 Noooo...we are not in Wakanda!!! Yet, another beautuful story to share!!! #wakandaforever  🌍 Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (1987) ✒+🎨 John Steptoe ⛰ Which daughter will the King choose to be his Queen? Equally beautiful on the outside this is a classic tale of the importance of inner beauty!!! I enjoyed reading this with Lulu last night after watching Black Panther. A day of Powerful Storytelling!!! John Steptoe was awarded the Caldecott Honor for this beautiful story in 1988! 🌹 More stories by John Steptoe: 🎂Birthday (1972) 🐭The Story of Jumping Mouse (1984) 💞Baby Says (1988) ⛰ 🌍 #booksforchildren  #childrensbook  #childrensliterature  #classicchildrensbooks  #kidsbooks  #kidsbookstagram  #picturebooks  #blackwriters  #blackwritersmatter  #blackhistorymonth  #blackhistory365  #multiculturalbooks  #representationmatters  #literacymatters  #earlyliteracy  #librarybooks  #readaloud  #readwithyourkids  #readtolearn  #readeveryday  #readingmatters  #readtoyourkids  #johnsteptoe  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #caldecotthonor  #readingrainbowbooks 
Story time with @bweelasteptoe reading #mufarosbeautifuldaughters to neighborhood families #bedstuy #johnsteptoe #grandchampsbk #haitianrestaurant #holidaymonday
Congrats are also in order for @charlypalmer60 for winning the #CorettaScottKing / #JohnSteptoe New Talent Award for New Illustrator for his work on Mama Africa!, and to Lawrence Jackson for winning the Black Caucus #ALA Award for Nonfiction with his book, Chester B. Himes!
Congrats are also in order for @charlypalmer60 for winning the #CorettaScottKing  / #JohnSteptoe  New Talent Award for New Illustrator for his work on Mama Africa!, and to Lawrence Jackson for winning the Black Caucus #ALA  Award for Nonfiction with his book, Chester B. Himes!
#alayma18 #CSK #JohnSteptoe Award for New Talent winners: author @dbarclaymoore for The Stars Beneath Our Feet and illustrator @charlylpalmer for Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song
www.hbook.com/2018/02/news/awards/additional-ala-awards-2018/
@randomhousekids @macmillankidsbooks
#alayma18  #CSK  #JohnSteptoe  Award for New Talent winners: author @dbarclaymoore for The Stars Beneath Our Feet and illustrator @charlylpalmer for Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song www.hbook.com/2018/02/news/awards/additional-ala-awards-2018/ @randomhousekids @macmillankidsbooks
I've been awarded the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award! Abundant thanks to the Coretta Scott King Awards Jury and to the #AmericanLibraryAssociation for this great honor! I am over the moon and this distinction means so much to me. I am an admirer of the work of both #CorettaScottKing and #JohnSteptoe. I am so grateful to them for blazing trails for me as an African American and as an author. When I was a child, I remember being attracted to those "shiny, metallic stickers" that were stamped on some books. Now, I finally get one for my own book! Thank you!  #alayma18 #black #author #Books #writing #ala #awards #harlem
I've been awarded the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award! Abundant thanks to the Coretta Scott King Awards Jury and to the #AmericanLibraryAssociation  for this great honor! I am over the moon and this distinction means so much to me. I am an admirer of the work of both #CorettaScottKing  and #JohnSteptoe . I am so grateful to them for blazing trails for me as an African American and as an author. When I was a child, I remember being attracted to those "shiny, metallic stickers" that were stamped on some books. Now, I finally get one for my own book! Thank you!  #alayma18  #black  #author  #Books  #writing  #ala  #awards  #harlem 
John Steptoe is one of the pioneers in children's literature for Black children. His book, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, was considered a breakthrough in African history and culture for kids in America in the late 80s. 
This beautiful African folktale of two sisters, who couldn't be more opposite, and a King's search for a wife, was based on an ancient Zimbabwe city and used the Shona language. This book helped children to begin to understand and discover pride in their African heritage that had been buried and ignored.

Also a Caldecott winner, Steptoe is the father of my first featured author, Javaka Steptoe.
John Steptoe is one of the pioneers in children's literature for Black children. His book, Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, was considered a breakthrough in African history and culture for kids in America in the late 80s. This beautiful African folktale of two sisters, who couldn't be more opposite, and a King's search for a wife, was based on an ancient Zimbabwe city and used the Shona language. This book helped children to begin to understand and discover pride in their African heritage that had been buried and ignored. Also a Caldecott winner, Steptoe is the father of my first featured author, Javaka Steptoe.
My #FBF is in honor of children’s author and illustrator John Steptoe who wrote one of my favorite childhood books of all time, “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” I remember asking my mom to buy me “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” yet she returned with this book (lol) and thankfully she did... Because John saw the importance of capturing the African experience through storytelling, at a very young age I saw characters that looked like me and could be proud of the stories that were told about me. In recognition of Black History Month, I salute all the writers and artists - those we constantly hear about and the ones we do not - who inspire little boys and girls of color (like me) to follow in their footsteps and dream big. #blackhistorymonth #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #johnsteptoe
My #FBF  is in honor of children’s author and illustrator John Steptoe who wrote one of my favorite childhood books of all time, “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.” I remember asking my mom to buy me “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” yet she returned with this book (lol) and thankfully she did... Because John saw the importance of capturing the African experience through storytelling, at a very young age I saw characters that looked like me and could be proud of the stories that were told about me. In recognition of Black History Month, I salute all the writers and artists - those we constantly hear about and the ones we do not - who inspire little boys and girls of color (like me) to follow in their footsteps and dream big. #blackhistorymonth  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #johnsteptoe 
Join me on February 16th at @grandchampsbk in sharing the John Steptoe Legacy! Showing, Sharing and Signing Steptoe! Please RSVP at https://gcartistspotlightjohnsteptoe.eventbrite.com/
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Fun Birthday weekend!!! Thanks for all the fantastic born day wishes! I had a wonderful weekend! 💜💜💜
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#letthestorybegin #blackhistory #books #awardwinning #children #blackchildren #blackartist #author #aquarius #love #fashion #illustrator #fashiondesigner #proudfather #bedstuy #blacklove #newyork #legendary #iconic #birthdaygirl #birthday #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #johnsteptoe
Happy Black History Month! An illustration from the award winning book Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - illustrated and written by John Steptoe 🤗 #happyblackhistorymonth #blackhistorymmonth #blackhistory #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #johnsteptoe #blackboymagic
Awesome thanks to bweela steptoe daughter of award winning children author #johnsteptoe #500menmakingadifference #blackauthors #brilliant
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by #johnsteptoe . Paperback $2
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by #johnsteptoe  . Paperback $2
Join #thejohnlewissteptoeculturalcenter at #rustiktavern for a networking event hosted by #500Men 1/25 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #johnsteptoe #awardwinning  #africantale #mufarosbeautifuldaughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! *
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Join #thejohnlewissteptoeculturalcenter  at #rustiktavern  for a networking event hosted by #500Men  1/25 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #johnsteptoe  #awardwinning  #africantale  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters . Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! * * * * * * * * @jfraazr #support  #networking  #legacy  #business  #books  #childrensbooks  #black  #artist  #author  #illustrator  #community  #workingtogether  #growing  #building  #blacklove  #blackpower  #blackchildren  #support  #networking  #legacy  #business  #books  #childrensbooks  #black  #artist  #author  #illustrator  #community  #workingtogether  #growing  #building  #blacklove  #blackpower  #blackchildren 
John Steptoe and Bweela Steptoe Day at Our Children the Leaders of Tomorrow. *
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Wishing everyone a #loving #fruitful and #victorious #holiday! #love #yourself! #art #kwanzaa #childrensbooks #awardwinning #johnsteptoe #family #books 🎉🎁💰🎄🎅🏾⛄️🤶🏽
Wishing everyone a #loving #fruitful and #victorious #holiday! #love #yourself! #art #kwanzaa #childrensbooks #awardwinning #johnsteptoe #family #books 🎉🎁💰🎄🎅🏾⛄️🤶🏽
Join @bweelasteptoe December 16th, 11am to 12pm onThe Brand The Boss & The Business discussing her father #awardwinning children's book #author and #illustrator #JohnSteptoe, herself as well as the newly founded nonprofit in honor of her father The John Lewis Steptoe Cultural Center!#blackartists #frombrooklyn #blackchildrensbooks #familylegacy #free #freeartclasses #freeartclassesforkids #art  #drawing #draw #creativeart #creat #cumunity #cumunityservice #nonprofit #givingback #buildingconfidence #building #creativity #painting #sharing #bedstuy #children #childrensart  #artforchildren #legacy
Join @bweelasteptoe December 16th, 11am to 12pm onThe Brand The Boss & The Business discussing her father #awardwinning  children's book #author  and #illustrator  #JohnSteptoe , herself as well as the newly founded nonprofit in honor of her father The John Lewis Steptoe Cultural Center!#blackartists  #frombrooklyn  #blackchildrensbooks  #familylegacy  #free  #freeartclasses  #freeartclassesforkids  #art  #drawing  #draw  #creativeart  #creat  #cumunity  #cumunityservice  #nonprofit  #givingback  #buildingconfidence  #building  #creativity  #painting  #sharing  #bedstuy  #children  #childrensart  #artforchildren  #legacy 
Growing up in New Orleans was a fascinating story all by itself. Add in Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence, and Bayou Classic and you've got stories for days. Adella Adella the storyteller visited my school and told me stories about Flying Africans. I read all about Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. I learned all about what the African American narrative had been in this country. Currently, that narrative is changing, and we have the ability to rewrite our narrative. Read more at www.khiastone.com #fridaylove #narrative #storyteller #adellaadella #neworleans #jazzfest #essence #mardigras #bayouclassic #writing #encouragement #love #faith #hope #wildestdream #africandiaspora #johnsteptoe #flyingafricans #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #story #writer #motivation #inspiration #khiastone
Growing up in New Orleans was a fascinating story all by itself. Add in Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Essence, and Bayou Classic and you've got stories for days. Adella Adella the storyteller visited my school and told me stories about Flying Africans. I read all about Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. I learned all about what the African American narrative had been in this country. Currently, that narrative is changing, and we have the ability to rewrite our narrative. Read more at www.khiastone.com #fridaylove  #narrative  #storyteller  #adellaadella  #neworleans  #jazzfest  #essence  #mardigras  #bayouclassic  #writing  #encouragement  #love  #faith  #hope  #wildestdream  #africandiaspora  #johnsteptoe  #flyingafricans  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #story  #writer  #motivation  #inspiration  #khiastone 
Here at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing till 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy #art #books #childrensart #childrensbooks #children #toys #blackartists #artist #fairytail #familylegacy #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #childrensbooks #kids
Here at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing till 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe 's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy  #art  #books  #childrensart  #childrensbooks  #children  #toys  #blackartists  #artist  #fairytail  #familylegacy  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #childrensbooks  #kids 
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy #art #books #childrensart #childrensbooks #children #toys #blackartists #artist #fairytail #familylegacy #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #childrensbooks #kids
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe 's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy  #art  #books  #childrensart  #childrensbooks  #children  #toys  #blackartists  #artist  #fairytail  #familylegacy  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #childrensbooks  #kids 
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy #art #books #childrensart #childrensbooks #children #toys #blackartists #artist #fairytail #familylegacy #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #childrensbooks #kids #family #cinderellastory #african #africancinderella
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe 's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy  #art  #books  #childrensart  #childrensbooks  #children  #toys  #blackartists  #artist  #fairytail  #familylegacy  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #childrensbooks  #kids  #family  #cinderellastory  #african  #africancinderella 
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy #art #books #childrensart #childrensbooks #children #toys #blackartists #artist #fairytail #familylegacy #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #childrensbooks #kids
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe 's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy  #art  #books  #childrensart  #childrensbooks  #children  #toys  #blackartists  #artist  #fairytail  #familylegacy  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #childrensbooks  #kids 
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy #art #books #childrensart #childrensbooks #children #toys #blackartists #artist #fairytail #familylegacy #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #childrensbooks #kids
Please join us at @westsidekidsnyc for a book signing on 11/18/2017 1pm to 3pm! @bweelasteptoe will be on site to sign her father #JohnSteptoe 's award winning African Tale Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters. Celebrating 30 Years in print! Bweela Steptoe is not only John Steptoe's daughter. She is also one of the models for several of John Steptoe's books. Come meet with her in person as she keeps her father's legacy alive! #legacy  #art  #books  #childrensart  #childrensbooks  #children  #toys  #blackartists  #artist  #fairytail  #familylegacy  #mufarosbeautifuldaughters  #childrensbooks  #kids 
She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl illustrated by John Steptoe, 1974 (this is a later printing)
She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl illustrated by John Steptoe, 1974 (this is a later printing)
Which one is the mean daughter ?....
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters .... #johnsteptoe
Which one is the mean daughter ?.... Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters .... #johnsteptoe 
Look what I ran into at the entrance of the library!😍 My little brother Javaka Steptoe #legacy #reading #readers #library #books #art #basquiat #basquiatcrown #brother #familylegacy #johnsteptoe #steptoe #likefatherlikeson #artist #blackartists #movingforward #straightahead
On #Saturday Oct 14 #joanMaynard will be celebrated at #crownheights #Brooklyn #Weeksville - @streetcredco block naming possibly #Bergen as seen here or around the corner, she will join the ranks of #Pastor #GardenerCTaylor #artist #painter #tomfeelings #american #abolitionist #harriettubman #singer #songwriter #bobmarley blvd, #jackierobinson #pkwy, #author #johnsteptoe #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock
@ericainthacity #Zora #Godmother got her one of my favorite books #mufarosbeautifuldaughters #Anafricantale #johnsteptoe #literacymatters #Early going to read it tonight !!!
It's a beautiful day to be mom-ing:) young me with the younger me. Thanks @jaime_jupiter for the Tee! & thanks @bweelasteptoe for the #johnsteptoe tee on Trin! 
#positivevibesonly #ihaveateenager #baldheadbeauty #youtdem #blackgirlsrock #locbeauty #naturalhair #gucci #notgucci
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#JohnSteptoe (Sept 14, 1950 – Aug 28, 1989) was a writer and illustrator of books about African-American children, "allowing them to identify with characters and environments that previous children's stories ignored."
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#Steptoe died of #AIDS at #StLukesHospital #Manhattan at the age of 38.
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Two months later, @visual_aids declared an #AIDSawareness day in which museums closed to protest the large number of AIDS deaths in the arts.  On that day, the Museum of American Illustration exhibited some of Steptoe's original illustrations.
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Steptoe, raised in the #BedfordStuyvesant section of #Brooklyn #NewYork, only formal training was at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. While a student he worked in Haryou-Act, an antiproverty program in #Harlem, and studied with the painter #NormanLewis.
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In 1969, Steptoe came to prominence when his first work, 'Stevie' about a young boy living in a ghetto was published by #Lifemagazine.  Later published, it was named by the The American Library Association as a notable children's book.
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Steptoe illustrated 15 more volumes, 9 of which he also wrote.  #TheStoryofJumpingMouse'' (1985) and #MufarosBeautifulDaughters'' (1988), were named #Caldecott honor books by the library association, recognizing the quality of their illustrations.
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Steptoe also received the #CorettaScottKingAward for Illustration for #MotherCrocodile'' (1982), and for #MufarosBeautifulDaughters.
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Following his death, the American Library Association established the #JohnSteptoeAward for New Talent, which is given for excellence in writing and/or illustration.
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#whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids
. . #JohnSteptoe  (Sept 14, 1950 – Aug 28, 1989) was a writer and illustrator of books about African-American children, "allowing them to identify with characters and environments that previous children's stories ignored." . #Steptoe  died of #AIDS  at #StLukesHospital  #Manhattan  at the age of 38. . Two months later, @visual_aids declared an #AIDSawareness  day in which museums closed to protest the large number of AIDS deaths in the arts. On that day, the Museum of American Illustration exhibited some of Steptoe's original illustrations. . Steptoe, raised in the #BedfordStuyvesant  section of #Brooklyn  #NewYork , only formal training was at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. While a student he worked in Haryou-Act, an antiproverty program in #Harlem , and studied with the painter #NormanLewis . . In 1969, Steptoe came to prominence when his first work, 'Stevie' about a young boy living in a ghetto was published by #Lifemagazine . Later published, it was named by the The American Library Association as a notable children's book. . Steptoe illustrated 15 more volumes, 9 of which he also wrote. #TheStoryofJumpingMouse '' (1985) and #MufarosBeautifulDaughters '' (1988), were named #Caldecott  honor books by the library association, recognizing the quality of their illustrations. . Steptoe also received the #CorettaScottKingAward  for Illustration for #MotherCrocodile '' (1982), and for #MufarosBeautifulDaughters . . Following his death, the American Library Association established the #JohnSteptoeAward  for New Talent, which is given for excellence in writing and/or illustration. . #whatisrememberedlives  #theaidsmemorial  #aidsmemorial  #neverforget  #endaids 
An African folk tale with the classic good vs evil storyline. Which daughter will win the king's heart? #johnsteptoe #goodversusevil #shona #southafrica #childrensbooks #multiculturalbooksforkids #multiculturalbooks #africantales #folktales #booksaboutafrica #kidsbooksaboutafrica #puffinbooks #savvy.book.club
Still one of my all-time favorite #childrensbooks as a child (and even still as an adult); I always feel like giving a copy to any little #Blackgirl I see (and the last copy I owned I did just that). I always imagined myself as the #Africanking in the story. The European counterpart, #Cinderella, never showed me the virtue on the part of #PrinceCharming, other than he was rich and fell for a beautiful woman he met at a ball whose glass slipper he found left behind and had to find the one in all the kingdom whose foot fit it (random criteria 🤔). With #MufarosBeautifulDaughters, I not only could imagine myself as the king (especially since I looked like him with the same #brownskin and short hair), but also showed me why I would fall in love with #Nyasha who would be worthy to be my #Africanqueen, and how I would know along the way, even when she didn't know it was me...and knowing how to avoid #Manyara who though physically beautiful as well, did not have the same virtues as her sister. All of this and also loving her #naturalhair and #naturalbeauty no makeup.
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Yes, 10-year-old Ahmed was already being reinforced with positive images about the characteristics of a #goodwoman, as well as positive images of #Blackwomen, and this distinctly of an #Afrocentric nature (thank my English teacher grandmother for gifting this to me in my adolescent youth), even as early #HipHop and pop/tv culture was telling me I should be looking for girls with "lightskin/light eyes/good hair", which is not wrong if a good Black girl happened to look that way, if not for the fact it was also taught as being "better" than darker, less Eurocentric/more African looking girls.
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30 years later and a diverse dating history, and I find my criterium still remains the same as my 10-year-old self was experiencing while turning those pages of this book--that she be, first and foremost, a woman with a beautiful soul no matter what she looked like on the outside...and also that if there was a particular physical/cultural characteristic or idea to be drawn to and feel qualified as beautiful, that it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing if she happened to look a bit like me 😉
Still one of my all-time favorite #childrensbooks  as a child (and even still as an adult); I always feel like giving a copy to any little #Blackgirl  I see (and the last copy I owned I did just that). I always imagined myself as the #Africanking  in the story. The European counterpart, #Cinderella , never showed me the virtue on the part of #PrinceCharming , other than he was rich and fell for a beautiful woman he met at a ball whose glass slipper he found left behind and had to find the one in all the kingdom whose foot fit it (random criteria 🤔). With #MufarosBeautifulDaughters , I not only could imagine myself as the king (especially since I looked like him with the same #brownskin  and short hair), but also showed me why I would fall in love with #Nyasha  who would be worthy to be my #Africanqueen , and how I would know along the way, even when she didn't know it was me...and knowing how to avoid #Manyara  who though physically beautiful as well, did not have the same virtues as her sister. All of this and also loving her #naturalhair  and #naturalbeauty  no makeup. . Yes, 10-year-old Ahmed was already being reinforced with positive images about the characteristics of a #goodwoman , as well as positive images of #Blackwomen , and this distinctly of an #Afrocentric  nature (thank my English teacher grandmother for gifting this to me in my adolescent youth), even as early #HipHop  and pop/tv culture was telling me I should be looking for girls with "lightskin/light eyes/good hair", which is not wrong if a good Black girl happened to look that way, if not for the fact it was also taught as being "better" than darker, less Eurocentric/more African looking girls. . 30 years later and a diverse dating history, and I find my criterium still remains the same as my 10-year-old self was experiencing while turning those pages of this book--that she be, first and foremost, a woman with a beautiful soul no matter what she looked like on the outside...and also that if there was a particular physical/cultural characteristic or idea to be drawn to and feel qualified as beautiful, that it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing if she happened to look a bit like me 😉
"One day, Nyasha noticed a small garden snake resting beneath a yam vine. 'Good day, little Nyoka,' she called to him. 'You are welcome here. You will keep away any creatures who might spoil my vegetables.' She bent forward, gave the little snake a loving pat on the head, and then returned to her work. From that day on, Nyoka was always at Nyasha's side when she tended her garden. It was said that she sang all the more sweetly when he was there."
From "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" by John Steptoe. The illustrations in this are so beautiful, but rereading it this time I found myself kind of #TeamManyara (the mean sister). I think she deserves a better fate than she receives!
"One day, Nyasha noticed a small garden snake resting beneath a yam vine. 'Good day, little Nyoka,' she called to him. 'You are welcome here. You will keep away any creatures who might spoil my vegetables.' She bent forward, gave the little snake a loving pat on the head, and then returned to her work. From that day on, Nyoka was always at Nyasha's side when she tended her garden. It was said that she sang all the more sweetly when he was there." From "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" by John Steptoe. The illustrations in this are so beautiful, but rereading it this time I found myself kind of #TeamManyara  (the mean sister). I think she deserves a better fate than she receives!
'You will encounter hardships on your way, but don't despair. You will reach the far- off land if you keep hope alive within you.' The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe is one of my most beloved childhood books. (I'm probably going to get a Jumping Mouse #tattoo at some point. And yes it's where my username comes from.) It's a story of magic, courage, perseverance, kindness, and hope. It teaches us that kindness begets kindness, there is always a way forward, and that sometimes transformation requires a little magick and a little leap of faith. We have to trust in ourselves and in the universe to provide what is necessary. I've been thinking a lot about Jumping Mouse over the last few months. Things have been incredibly difficult financially and spiritually. It can be so unbearably frustrating to work so hard for so long and feel you have made little progress towards your goals. It can be frustrating to arrive at a small goal and be so changed that you can no longer enjoy it as you once may have. I have drawn 'The Wanderer' card many times in recent months and it tells me to listen to the wisdom of Magic Frog and keep to the example of Jumping Mouse. So even though I am a little scared and a little sad-I know I must still be kind to others. I know I must not become bitter or give up. I try to keep hope alive within me. And I know that as long as I have that-I will reach the far off land. #thestoryofjumpingmouse #johnsteptoe #nativeamericanlegend #jumpingmouse #thewildwoodtarot #thewanderer #crystals #childrensbooks #caldecottbook #witchthings #bornagainpagan #pagan #bookstagram #booksyoushouldread #hope #courage #motivation #spiritualgrowth #spiritanimal #tarot #book
'You will encounter hardships on your way, but don't despair. You will reach the far- off land if you keep hope alive within you.' The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe is one of my most beloved childhood books. (I'm probably going to get a Jumping Mouse #tattoo  at some point. And yes it's where my username comes from.) It's a story of magic, courage, perseverance, kindness, and hope. It teaches us that kindness begets kindness, there is always a way forward, and that sometimes transformation requires a little magick and a little leap of faith. We have to trust in ourselves and in the universe to provide what is necessary. I've been thinking a lot about Jumping Mouse over the last few months. Things have been incredibly difficult financially and spiritually. It can be so unbearably frustrating to work so hard for so long and feel you have made little progress towards your goals. It can be frustrating to arrive at a small goal and be so changed that you can no longer enjoy it as you once may have. I have drawn 'The Wanderer' card many times in recent months and it tells me to listen to the wisdom of Magic Frog and keep to the example of Jumping Mouse. So even though I am a little scared and a little sad-I know I must still be kind to others. I know I must not become bitter or give up. I try to keep hope alive within me. And I know that as long as I have that-I will reach the far off land. #thestoryofjumpingmouse  #johnsteptoe  #nativeamericanlegend  #jumpingmouse  #thewildwoodtarot  #thewanderer  #crystals  #childrensbooks  #caldecottbook  #witchthings  #bornagainpagan  #pagan  #bookstagram  #booksyoushouldread  #hope  #courage  #motivation  #spiritualgrowth  #spiritanimal  #tarot  #book 
Through the Broken Mirror with Alice by Maia Wojciechowska, cover art by John Steptoe ~ 1972 ~ Collectible, Signed by Author ✨
Through the Broken Mirror with Alice by Maia Wojciechowska, cover art by John Steptoe ~ 1972 ~ Collectible, Signed by Author ✨
Jerome Lagarrigue
Jerome Lagarrigue