Promoting and strengthening the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina
FREE! | In-Person at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill or Virtual
Attending NC teachers will receive a FREE signed copy of the book!
From inventor Elijah McCoy to writer Chinua Achebe, authors Ali Kamanda & Jorge Redmond have created a lyrical, rhythmic text celebrating inspirational Black men, past and present, in their debut children’s book, Black Boy, Black Boy. Illustrated by Ken Daley, the book encourages readers to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of some of the Black men in history who have helped pave the way.
Join Carolina K-12 for a conversation with the authors, moderated by Black on Black Project founder Michael S. Williams. They will discuss their inspiration for creating the book, the people and themes it portrays, as well as current events and challenges our communities still face. Time for Q & A will also be provided.
Please note that while Black Boy, Black Boy is a children’s book, this event & discussion is designed for adult audiences. Educators, parents & caregivers, and anyone with interest is encouraged to attend! Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. PreK and K-12 teachers in attendance will be provided a FREE COPY!
Details and FREE registration (in-person or Zoom) at https://humanities.unc.edu/FEB28/
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