NPR logo

A Lasting Passion for Art

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14861560/14861546" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A Lasting Passion for Art

Arts & Life

A Lasting Passion for Art

A Lasting Passion for Art

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14861560/14861546" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The cover art for The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, as illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Courtesy Leo and Diane Dillon hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy Leo and Diane Dillon

Leo and Diane Dillon have been collaborating and creating award-winning art for 50 years.

Together they've illustrated more than 25 books, including the amazing pictures in The People Could Fly, a collection of African-American folktales.

Farai Chideya talks with them about their distinguished careers and their passion for art.

Excerpted Audio: Copyright 2005 by Audio Bookshelf. Recorded and used by arrangement with Random House Children's Books and Audio Bookshelf.

James Earl Jones Reads "He Lion, Bruh Bear and Bruh Rabbit"

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14861560/14873518" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jones Reads "The People Could Fly"

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14861560/14873433" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">