If you have visited Harold Washington Library Center's YOUmedia recently, then you know the work of Assata M., which is showcased prominently there. Assata, who was named the second runner-up for the Young Artist's Award in this year's Teen Winter Challenge, often spends time in YOUmedia sketching, painting or talking about art.
Assata shared, "I am most proud of the journey I completed, making it up to this point of being a recipient of this amazing award. I am proud to say that I persevered and kept on going with my art [despite] the doubts and opinions of others claiming that I would not get anything out of doing art!" She added, "The event was spectacular and I loved every second of it."