Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Remixed

About the exhibit

Welcome the website for the Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Remixed exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center at the Chicago Public Library. Click on an image below to see the work created by YOUmedia teenagers based on the One Book, One Chicago Spring 2012 selection Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by YiYun Li.

Amy Chen Yesenia Alarcon

Book covers for the individual stories in ”Gold Boy Emerald Girl”, created by high schoolers at Jones College Prep during a workshop with YOUmedia!

Sofia Summer Griffin Sylvia Stech Tony Solis

Book covers representing the stories in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by students at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

A book cover representing a story in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by a Victoria Trickey at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

A book cover representing a story in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by a Victoria Trickey at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

Kewanna Green Juan Ascencio Marissa Petrey

Book covers representing the stories in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by students at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

Emily Wong Erica Wilkes Jack O'Brien

Book covers representing the stories in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by students at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

Ajasia West Alfredo Ramirez Baylee Champion

Book covers representing the stories in “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” created by students at Jones High School during a workshop with YOUmedia mentor Niq Tognoni.  A talented and bright class, they had some great discussion about the book, and worked diligently to create these using the Aviary design suite.

Max Penzczek, a student at Jones High School, created this cover for one of the stories in book.  He created it during a workshop with a YOUmedia mentor, and it turned out really nice! High-res

Max Penzczek, a student at Jones High School, created this cover for one of the stories in book.  He created it during a workshop with a YOUmedia mentor, and it turned out really nice!

My Strength Is My Weakness
Mirissa Leja, 17: “The character Moyan from the story “Kindness” was one of my favorites. Since she was in the army, I used my U.S. Navy uniform in this photo. It was taken in black and white to symbolize sadness. Her strength was in shutting people out, but it was also her weakness because she ended up alone.” High-res

My Strength Is My Weakness

Mirissa Leja, 17: “The character Moyan from the story “Kindness” was one of my favorites. Since she was in the army, I used my U.S. Navy uniform in this photo. It was taken in black and white to symbolize sadness. Her strength was in shutting people out, but it was also her weakness because she ended up alone.”

Sadness, Loneliness & Emptiness
Katie Klema, 16: “The three Chinese characters read sadness, loneliness and emptiness, which were some of the key emotions in the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. I used photo-editing software to layer images that I found in the picture file in the Visual and Performing Arts section in the Harold Washington Library Center at the Chicago Public Library.” High-res

Sadness, Loneliness & Emptiness

Katie Klema, 16: “The three Chinese characters read sadness, loneliness and emptiness, which were some of the key emotions in the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. I used photo-editing software to layer images that I found in the picture file in the Visual and Performing Arts section in the Harold Washington Library Center at the Chicago Public Library.”

Waterfall

Eamon Polanski, 18 & Kevan Polanski, 16: “The woman at the top of the waterfall is watching her life, her very culture and sense of being fall away from her. She is saddened at the thought of such a loss. I feel like this connects with the theme of loneliness from the book. All of the images are from the picture in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at the Harold Washington Library Center at the Chicago Public Library.”

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