Victoria Scott-Miller

BIO

VICTORIA SCOTT-MILLER is an award-winning documentarian, author and creator of The Museum Lives in Me book series.  She is also the owner of North Carolina’s first Black owned bookstore, Liberation Station.  She was inducted as the youngest and first African American woman into the Wake Count Public School Hall of Fame in the category of Entrepreneurship.

Scott-Miller was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art to serve as author and creative director for her debut series, “The Museum Lives in Me.” She was the first African American to have such a commission in the museum’s history. Her children’s books are now in every public elementary school and North Carolina Cardinal library in the state. Following its success, she signed a multi-global book deal to expand her series to museums across the country with Paw Prints Publishing, an imprint of Baker & Taylor.

THE MUSEUM LIVES IN ME

The Museum Lives in Me is a picture book series that explores concepts of self-discovery, identity, empowerment, and the power of art, as inspired by our world’s museums and the collections within them. Each book follows a fictional story that features a diverse classroom of children and their teacher as they visit a specific museum, and various sub-stories of emotional growth unfold as each child becomes awestruck and engaged with the exhibits they see. First inspired by a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Art, the series was conceptualized by author and children’s bookseller, Victoria Scott-Miller, and illustrated by visual artist, Francisco Santoya.

In this first book, Miss Edmonia’s Class of Wildfires, readers are introduced to Miss Edmonia (a nod to American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis) and her class of elementary-­aged WILDFIRES during a day at the art museum. The story follows two main characters, Kara-Clementine and Attilio, as they explore the museum and discover the character traits that make them special.