A Girl Like Me

A Girl Like Me

I’ve always loved how Nina Crews’s photocollages juxtapose photographic realism with compositional flights of fancy in ways that indulge children’s frequent interest in seeing other real kids in books, as well as their propensity for imaginative play. Crews’s art in A Girl Like Me capitalizes on that juxtaposition. The illustrations excel in their “recognition of a child audience” by delivering a message of girls’ empowerment through playful art that moves from dreamscapes to realistic settings.

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