Tell Me a Story is an exhibition organized to directly relate to the storybooks read by third graders throughout the Fresno Unified School District. It includes the original artwork of six illustrators selected for their unique and appealing visual interpretations of stories based on legends, folk tales, and social issues. The artists included are Michael Allen Austin (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale), Pascal Biet (Wolf!), Colin Bootman (Finding Lincoln), Perky Edgerton (Bravo Tavo!), G. Brian Karas (Clever Jack Takes the Cake), and Boris Kulikov (The Castle on Hester Street). Combined, the represented stories illustrate many character building qualities: courage, determination, perseverance, resourcefulness, truth, the value of friendship, supporting tolerance and literacy, and overcoming impossible odds or misfortune with positivity.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.