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VIRTUAL EVENT: Rio Cortez + Lauren Semmer - THE ABCs OF BLACK HISTORY

Rio Cortez Lauren Semmer Event
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:00pm
Virtual Event
Free
The ABCs of Black History Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523507498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020

EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Registration for this event is required. You can register using the button above or here
  • We ask that you consider purchasing a copy of THE ABCs OF BLACK HISTORY to support the authors, as well as our virtual programming! Book orders come with signed bookplates.
  • Digital Doors Open at 3:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 4:00PM CDT

NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom


ABOUT THE ABCS OF BLACK HISTORY

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 RIO CORTEZ

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 LAUREN SEMMER

Lauren Semmer is an artist, children’s book illustrator, and designer. She studied drawing at St. Paul College of Visual Arts and art history at New York University. Lauren’s bright and charming work is featured on everything from kid’s wall art to children’s apparel. She lives in Manhattan with her family.