In her 2023 biography, Becoming Ezra Jack Keats, Virginia McGee Butler challenges assumptions about Keats—indeed about all picture book authors—a mission for which Keats, who was deeply invested in challenging stereotypes, would have offered his hearty approval.
Danielle Ridolfi is a children’s book illustrator and scholar of visual culture who writes about the intersections of illustration, early childhood pedagogy, and material culture. She holds an MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts and a PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University. She teaches courses in children’s studies and communication design.
Posts by Danielle Ridolfi
Essays, reviews, and reflections that celebrate African American life and legacies