#DIYStoriesintheAfternoon: We’re pairing some of our favorite children’s books with works from our collection. Don’t have access to the recommended book? Just select something similar from your child’s book shelf or your local library.
In "Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away," written by Meg Medina and illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, Daniela and her best friend Evelyn are neighbors who do everything together. When Evelyn and her family move, Daniela realizes that things won’t be the same again, but that they will always be each other's first “número uno best friend.”
Artists Vassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee were good friends who were once neighbors. They worked and exhibited together, and even exchanged small paintings on their birthdays. In Kandinsky’s "Unequal" and Klee’s "Possibilities at Sea," both artists explored an abstract visual language of shapes, balance and movement. Each artist had an influence on the other, and, even when they lived apart, they wrote letters and remained friends for years.
Inspired by the friendship between Daniela and Evelyn and Kandinsky and Klee, write a letter to a friend that you haven't seen in a while and share a favorite memory together.
See more DIY Stories in the Afternoon pairings here: https://www.nortonsimon.org/learn/teacher-resources/diy-stories-in-the-afternoon/