Three-timeAcademy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep provides young artists and writers with inspiration at the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall, New York, Friday, June 1, 2012. (Stuart Ramson for Scholastic Inc
Me, Sojourner Ahebee, with my gold medal.
Two weeks ago I was in New York City because I was selected as a 2012 National Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winner, along with 800 other talented teens.I won a gold medal for my poetry. We all had our names published in the New York Times-Thursday, May 31, 2012, and we were given sage advice by the actress Meryl Streep at an event held in our honor at Carnegie Hall .Our work is currently on display at Parsons The NewSchool of Design. http://www.artandwriting.org/AWNNYC
Don't get me wrong, I love my Beyonce,Avril Lavigne and Chris Brown. But guys, there is a whole world out there and we need to listen to it.
Lila Downs/ El Feo
Ellington Was Not Always A Street
Ntozake Shange and Kadir Nelson
My Favorite Books
Anne of Green Gables,The Giver,Heir Apparent
The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Series of Unfortunate Events, Fever 1793,The Vile Victorians, Schooled,Bud- Not Buddy,The Watsons Go To Birmingham,The Penderwicks on Gardam Street,The Skin I'm In,Kiss My Book,Cecile-Gates of Gold, Saba-Under the Hyena's Foot,Thank You Lucky Star