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Carole Boston-Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie to Visit CCYAL

FreedomWe're looking forward to the end of the month when award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie will be presenting a lecture about their individual and collaborative works.  

Freedom in Congo Square tells the story of New Orleans slaves and their celebrations in Congo Square.  Chronicling their day-to-day duties as well, the book paints a beautiful picture of the slaves congregation in Congo Square on Sundays.  Here, they were able to dance, sing, play music, and set up an open market, enjoying a taste of freedom.  

A 2017 Zolotow Award winner for the best picture book published in the United States, as well as a 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor winner for illustrations, and a 2017 Caldecott Honor book, Freedom in Congo Square is poetically written with beautiful illustrations that enhance the text.  

Carole Boston-Weatherford is the author of over fifty children's picture and nonfiction books, including such titles as: You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, and Dear Mr. Rosenwald.
R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over fifty children's picture books, including such titles as: Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, and Richard Wright and the Library Card.  

Ending Educational Inequalities for Girls Around the Globe

“You now have a since of why it is so important to education girls.  And yes, it is absolutely as important to educate boys.  But around the world, girls face obstacles to education that boys don’t face-and boys are educated at ta much higher rate than girls.  So what are these obstacles keeping girls out of school?  And how do most of them stem from the root problems of gender discrimination and poverty?”

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!)

We've had a wonderful February here at the Center and we're looking forward to what March and the upcoming spring will hold.  There are a few new releases that we're really excited about (Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner due out 3/7 and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz due out on 3/17 are just two that come to mind!). 


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