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Artful Stories introduces young children to literature related to the museum's collections and exhibitions, encouraging them to look closely at works of art and engage in a hands-on activity.

Daniela Hernandez, a Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Studies program at Emory University, reads I Know The Rover Loves Me: Yo sé que el río me ama in both English and Spanish in the Art of the Americas Galleries beneath a pair of jade earspools in the shape of flowers. I Know The Rover Loves Me: Yo sé que el río me ama was written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. 

From the publisher: Listen... Can you hear the river calling you? Rushing and bubbling, splashing or still, the river has so much to teach us. Whenever Maya visits the river, the river jumps up to greet her. It cools her down when the summer sun is too hot, and holds her up when she dives in. It keeps her company in the quiet of winter. The river takes care of Maya and Maya takes care of the river. In this gentle story of love and respect for nature, Maya Christina Gonzalez combines her award-winning talents as an artist and storyteller. Young readers will be inspired by the joy and wonder of being outdoors and learn powerful lessons about their environment and themselves. 

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Image: Earspools in the Form of Water Lilies. Mesoamerica, Maya. Late Classic, 600–900 CE. Jadeite. Lent by William C. and Carol W. Thibaudeau. L 2012.15.2 A, B