POSTPONED: Storytime with Rio Cortez (The ABCs of Black History)

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This event has been postponed. We will update you as soon as we are able to with a new date for this storytime! 

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual storytime and Q&A on Zoom with Rio Cortez, author of The ABCs of Black History.

This event is free, but registration is required to attend the Zoom.

About the Book

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.
Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.
It’s a story of big ideas––P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments––G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures––H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It’s an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love.

In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc.

About the Author

Rio Cortez is a writer and Pushcart-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poet's House, Cave Canem, and CantoMundo foundations. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Miami Rail, and Mother Magazine, among others. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Rio writes and lives in Harlem, USA.

About Virtual Events

To attend this virtual event, you will need access to the internet and a computer or other “smart” device to stream the content. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, you can learn more here. By attending one of our virtual events you agree to adhere to our virtual event code of conduct.

The ABCs of Black History By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523507498
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020


B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright!

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 1:00pm