Story & Pictures By

STORY & PICTURES BY is the first documentary to take audiences behind the scenes of the new golden age of children’s picture books —a time when all children can see characters who look like them on the page; a time when creators come from diverse communities and backgrounds; and a time when instead of keeping the hard stuff out of stories for children, we put it in and provide context and counternarrative.

Currently in production, STORY & PICTURES BY is produced by Wavelength and Storied Studios in association with Kartemquin Films, NiKA Media, WOHPRO, and Alba Collis. The film is executive produced by Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Hallee Adelman, Ken Pelletier, Brenda Robinson, Gordon Quinn, James Costa, Shizuka Asakawa, and Melissa Sage Fadim, and produced by Joanna Rudnick and Tim Horsburgh.

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