Mini Book + Art

Once a month, tune in here to head to our Youtube channel on the premiere date to watch a bilingual storytime presented by a museum educator and the Palm Beach County Library. Listen to the book reading and then focus on a work of art from the Museum's collection. Participants can reserve a copy of the featured book at any Palm Beach County Library System location or at

This program is offered in English and Spanish; online, the program is also interpreted in American Sign Language.

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Upcoming Stories

Premieres April 21 / 10am

Book:  A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita,  Virginia Sánchez-korrol 

A Surprise for Teresita is a beautifully illustrated story about a little girl on her 7th birthday. As we follow Teresita on her everyday activities as she anxiously awaits Tio Ramon's surprise, we're rewarded with a colorful and memorable snapshot of a Nuyorican child's life in mid-century New York.

– Sánchez-Korrol, Virgina. A Surprise for Teresita. Piñata Books; Bilingual edition, 2016

Art:  William Burden Jr’s Ridin’ High

William Burden Jr. (American, b. 1919) was a midwestern industrial landscape painter known for African American genre painting. In Ridin’ High the setting is Burden’s native Indianapolis, where at the time, he was studying at the John Herron Art School. This painting was chosen to represent the school in an exhibition, Art Schools, U.S.A, which traveled across the country in the late 1940s.

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A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita, Virginia Sánchez-korrol

William Burden Jr. (American, 1919-1980) Ridin' High, 1948 Oil on board 31 × 28 ½ in. (78.7 × 72.4 cm) Jacobsen Collection

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Reading the book in advance is recommended.