Miss Edmonia (a nod to American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis) and her class of elementary--aged WILDFIRES are spending the day at the art museum. Follow Kara-Clementine and Attilio as they explore the museum's collection and discover the character traits that make them special. The Museum Lives in Me (TM) 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.
About the Author
Victoria Scott-Miller is an award-winning Raleigh-based entrepreneur, documentarian, author, creator of "The Museum Lives in Me" book series, and owner of North Carolina's first black-owned children's bookstore, Liberation Station. She was inducted as the youngest and first African American woman into the Wake County Public School Hall of Fame in the category of Entrepreneurship. Scott-Miller was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art to serve as author and creative director for her debut series, "The Museum Lives in Me." She was the first African American to have such a commission in the museum's history. Her children's book is now in every public elementary school and N.C. Cardinal library in the state. Following its success, she signed a multi-global book deal to expand her series to museums across the country with Paw Prints Publishing, an imprint of Baker & Taylor. Scott-Miller is represented by Serendipity Literary Agency. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. with her husband, Duane Miller, and two sons, Langston and Emerson. Francisco Santoyo is a concept artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA.