When and Where is the Event?
"Baby brother or sister, will you look like me?"
Join three acclaimed children’s book authors for lively readings from their books that celebrate mixed and international heritage and the rich diversity within our families and communities.
Featuring Sylviane Diouf, author of Bintou’s Braids, about a little girl growing up in a West African village; Toyomi Igus, author of Two Mrs. Gibsons, a story about her bicultural, biracial family; and Selina Alko, author and illustrator of B is for Brooklyn and I’m Your Peanut Butter Big Brother, a lyrical tale about a big-brother-to-be wondering what his new little sibling will look like.
This event is presented in collaboration with Kids at Greenlight, a regular story hour for kids ages 3 – 8 and their families.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Free for ALL ages
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history project and public programming series, examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity in the historically diverse borough of Brooklyn.
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is a project of the Brooklyn Historical Society which builds upon BHS's oral history collections. Begun in 1973, the oral history collections contain interviews with more than 800 narrators and are available for listening in the Othmer Library.
Through sharing stories, we open up intergenerational conversations about preserving cultural heritage in a multicultural democracy.