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Muslim American Youth Voices: I Am the Night Sky Book Workshop for Educators
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Muslim American Youth Voices: I Am the Night Sky Book Workshop for Educators

  • Carver Educational Services Center, Auditorium, (map)
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In this workshop, you will hear from the authors of this newly-released title from DC-based Shout Mouse Press, I Am the Night Sky & Other Reflections of Muslims American Youth. Through poems, essays, artwork, and stories, these young people aim to show their true selves, to build connections, and to create more inclusive and welcoming communities for all.

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Author Talk with Mario Bencastro, Odisesa del Norte
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk with Mario Bencastro, Odisesa del Norte

Join DC Public Library for an evening with author and painter, Mario Bencastro, to discuss his book, Odyssey to the North (Odisea del Norte). Odyssey to the North chronicles the story of Calixto, who comes to the U.S. from El Salvador, "with his stomach empty but his soul full of hope." The story takes place in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams Morgan neighborhoods of Washington, DC, as well as parts of El Salvador and Mexico.

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Author Event - Ed Morales: Fantasy Island
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event - Ed Morales: Fantasy Island

The tragedy of US involvement in Puerto Rico, tracing the decades of economic and political exploitation that led to the debt crisis, hobbled the hurricane recovery efforts, and forced the island into a state of despair. In Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, & the Betrayal of Puerto Rico, journalist Ed Morales uncovers the roots of the crisis.

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Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Written as a critical survey of leading American history textbooks, Loewen’s classic Lies my Teacher Told Me has sold nearly two million copies. The new Young Readers Edition streamlines the content to confront many salient historical myths, including the actual story of the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller’s socialist ties, the truth behind United States’ military interventions from Latin America to Iraq, and more.

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50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Awards: Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds

Join Politics & Prose for an event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award. Eloise Greenfield and Jason Reynolds will be in conversation with Deborah D. Taylor, a youth librarian and recipient of the 2015 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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Ivory Toldson Author Talk
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Ivory Toldson Author Talk

What if everything you thought you knew about educating Black children was based on BS (bad stats)? In No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People, Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children.

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Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: None of the Above with Shani Robinson & Anna Simonton

The 2009 Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal was the subject of national headlines. In None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanda Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators, Shani Robinson, one of the teachers charged and ultimately convicted as part of the scandal, and journalist Anna Simonton show how school employees were collateral damage in a crisis caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly shaped by business interests.

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The Undefeated
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

The Undefeated

  • National Gallery of Art: East Building Auditorium (map)
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Recommended for ages 8 and up. Kwame Alexander, poet, educator, host and producer of the literary variety/talk show Bookish, cofounding director of the LEAP for Ghana initiative, and founding editor of VERSIFY, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; in conversation with artist Kadir Nelson. Moderated by Kevin Merida, senior vice president and editor-in-chief, ESPN.  

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26th Annual Children's Africana Book Awards Ceremony
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

26th Annual Children's Africana Book Awards Ceremony

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.

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