We are always on the hunt for new and engaging resources for kids’ and teens and recently tested out some fun and exciting new books and programs. From art to
The Volume: Written and illustrated by contemporary artist Luis Camnitzer, known for art that deconstructs accepted frameworks and exposes systems of power comes, now comes his first children’s book, The Volume. A whimsical story that takes readers on a journey filled with imaginative texts and incredible visuals that unfolds how a dot on a page can lead to the creation of shapes, letters, colors, drawings and infinite possibilities — while also exploring the essence of being human with beauty and humor! Not just for kids, adults will also love seeing the magic unfold and following along on this creative journey.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real Life Tales of Black Girl Magic: From the Rebel Girls series, this new volume Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, celebrates 100 and amplifies the incredible stories of 100 inspiring Black women and girls from the past and present; and celebrates Black Girl Magic around the world. This includes stories of barrier-breaking Black women from around the world ranging from athlete Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman to singer Rosetta Tharpe and journalist Ida B. Wells to Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex. Written and illustrated by Black women, from cover to cover, the book features four different exciting categories: leaders, creators, champions, and innovators while celebrating the achievements of Black women and recognizing the obstacles, barriers, and difficulties they faced. Additionally, it includes fun activities so readers can activate their imagination and dream big!
Fantastic Journeys: Myth, Magic, and Mysterious Monsters, offers free, on-demand storytelling and art workshops where kids can embark on an epic journey through tall tales performed by storytellers, puppets, artists, and animations. This online series features three spellbinding stories of daring adventures, fantastical beasts, and magical enchantments, each followed by an art-making workshop guided by Getty’s Fantastic Journeys artists. Plus, kids can enjoy arts and crafts and imagination-sparking activities as they explore story-inspired artworks from the Getty collection.
Becoming Artsy: This new YouTube show created by and filmed at Getty takes viewers on a virtual tour of its collections, laboratories, gardens, and more. Hosted by Jessie Hendricks, viewers of all ages are taken on a fun journey as they explore and learn more about the world of art.
What cool programming or books have you checked out lately?