#5WomenArtists: Women in Children's Literature

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Children's Literature Research Collection at Parkway Central Library

This March, the Free Library’s Special Collections Division is celebrating Women’s History Month by answering a challenge asked by the National Museum of Women in the Arts: “Can you name five women artists?

We can! Can you? Let us help you by presenting examples of women artists housed in our Special Collections. Take a tour of the library and visit these various locations to learn more.  

In the Central Children's Department, see a case dedicated to five impressive women:  Katherine Milhous, Ekua Holmes, Molly Idle, Mônica Carnesi, and Isabel Roxas, all of whom have original artwork housed at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  The exhibition features original artwork by Holmes, Carnesi, and Roxas; for more of their artwork (and examples by Milhous and Idle), visit our Digital Collections.  

While you're visiting the library, you can also check out books written or illustrated by all five:

  • For more information on our Katherine Milhous holdings, click here.
  • For more information on our Ekua Holmes holdings, click here.

  • For more information on our Molly Idle holdings, click here.

  • For more information on our Mônica Carnesi holdings, click here.

  • For more information on our Isabel Roxas holdings, click here.

While visiting Parkway Central Library, visit these other exhibitions on #5WomenArtists:

Second Floor, Print and Picture Collection Hallway Gallery:


Third Floor, Rare Book Department Hallway Gallery:


Online: Listen to the Fleisher Collection’s podcast on women composers on Soundcloud.

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Exhibitions Special Collections Women's History Month children's literature

Children's Literature Research Collection
Room 17

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Events at Children's Literature Research Collection

Sunday, March 31, 2019