We're finalizing Saturday's program and wanted to give you a quick peek at a few of the incredible people who'll be joining us this year:
Jesse Byrd – author of Sunny Days and Real Jungle Tales
Grace Carroll – author of Akira’s Animal Alphabet Alliterations and The First Ten Days
Michael Genhart - author of Accordionly and Rainbow: A First Book of Pride
Jill Guerra – author of When I Breathe Deeply and Long Hair Don't Care
Lourdes Rivas – author of They Call Me Mix
Meera Sriram – author of A Gift for Amma and The Yellow Suitcase
Justine Villanueva – author of Jack and Agyu and Mama Mama Do You Know What I Like
Dr. Khalid White – author of Little Brother, Hermanita
More to come!
|Type by Maurice Cherry|
Super excited to share this new collaborative piece with you. It comes to you via designer and podcast host Maurice Cherry of "Revision Path". Here's the mission:
"Recognize" is a design anthology that features essays and commentary from indigenous people and people of color - the next generation of emerging design voices.
The first piece is an accompaniment to Maurice's introduction:
For me personally, I started to use this phrase publicly as part of a series of drawings and paintings celebrating unsung figures of Black history here in the US and abroad. I love the feeling of affirmation the term gives and hope you too can resonate with it whether you consider yourself "Black" or not. We can all affirm the "Black Is Beautiful" as a statement of pride and a resistance to centuries of "anti-black" imagery, descriptions, and racist messages from the past and today.
Hey, I'm excited to be joining these authors for a panel. The Independent Black Creative (IBC) crew will be hosting a virtual panel October 4th, 2pm, live on Facebook. Our discussion will focus on the love for literacy, illustrations and building community through the arts. We look forward to sharing with you and thank you for your continued support.
Fam, I’ve been invited to read aloud for Celebrity Story time, an online benefit for Children’s Fairyland! They have big plans to better represent *all* families at the park w/ a digital library. And they're celebrating the 70th anniversary of Fairyland which I went to as a child and took my son to. I've also had the chance to read at "Turn the Page". An annual event held at Fairyland to share great stories and Bay Area storytellers with their loyal attendees and supporters.
Tune in at 6:30 p.m. PST on Saturday, September 26th. Register now at bit.ly/Fairyland70 – it’s free! You can go to Facebook to get in: https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensFairyland
And if you're on Twitter or IG the handle is @FairylandCa