Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Ada Limón as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2022-2023. blogs.loc.gov

Each year the event invites youth quilters and sewists, ages 15 and under, to enter their quilts in the Kids’ Quilt Challenge. pbswisconsin.org

Thirty-five years ago the Guerrilla Girls took to the streets to protest gender inequality—now memes are helping to remind us that there is much work still to do. theartnewspaper.com

rebel girls board book

Our friends at Rebel Girls have a new board book that will introduce your littlest reader to the lives of extraordinary women. Titled Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Baby’s First Book of Extraordinary Women, it features artists and inventors, athletes, and activists from around the world in colorful, inviting pages. This book will give …

Providing unwritten ways to show gratitude allows kids who prefer visual art or discussion with new pathways of expression. edutopia.org

Writer, illustrator and musician Paco de Leon joined NPR’s Life Kit to offer her best money management tips for creatives. npr.org

Mira Lehr

Eco-feminist artist Mira Lehr is famous for using nontraditional media and exploding fuses to create fire lines across her paintings. Her nature-based work encompasses painting, sculpture, and video, with Lehr’s solo and group exhibitions numbering more than 300. Now in her sixth decade of artmaking, she is creating more new works than at any other …

Ryoko Kaneta

Ryoko Kaneta, a leading figure of Japan’s up-and-coming generation of artists, recently made her U.S. solo debut with a show at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. The Tokyo-based artist paints according to ancient Japanese philosophies and uses the female figure to personify elements of nature. These include the phenomenon of weather and dramatic …

How to help kids in grades 2nd through 5th learn to love writing—because when they love to write, they’re motivated to keep growing. edutopia.org

Marissa R. Moss’ book Her Country follows Texas musicians Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Mickey Guyton in their pursuit of representation. texashighways.com

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