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Miss Edmonia's Class of Wildfires

32 pages
Paw Prints Publishing
The Museum Lives in Me ™ is a picture book series that explores concepts of self-discovery, identity, empowerment, and the power of art, as inspired by our world’s museums and the collections within them.

Each books follows a fictional story that features a diverse classroom of children and their teacher as they visit a specific museum, and various sub-stories of emotional growth unfold as each child becomes awestruck and engaged with the exhibits they see.

First inspired by a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Art, the series was conceptualized and will be written by author and children’s bookseller, Victoria Scott-Miller, and the first book in the series will be illustrated by visual artist, Francisco Santoya, with different artists to illustrate subsequent installments.

In this first book, Miss Edmonia's Class of Wildfires, readers are introduced to Miss Edmonia (a nod to American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis) and her class of elementary-­aged WILDFIRES during a day at the art museum. The story follows two main characters, Kara-Clementine and Attilio, as they explore the museum and discover the character traits that make them special.
Author Bio
Victoria Scott-Milller is an African-American author, bookstore owner, and documentarian. She and her family are based in Raleigh, NC, where they own and operate North Carolina's first black-owned children's bookstore, Liberation Station. This is her first picture book. Francisco Santoyo is a concept artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA.