Join us for a Black History Month Storytime & Celebration with Black Philanthropy Initiative featuring the authors of Black Boy, Black Boy Ali Kamanda & Jorge Redmond on Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 am!
With every storytime event at Bookmarks there will be family engagement activities and a storytime reading. The reading will be done by Ali Kamanda & Jorge Redmond.

This is a free event for all families!

– Details –
When: Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 am
Where: Bookmarks Bookstore
Cost: Free

– About the Book –

Inspire Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history!

Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.

Let’s start your story—ready, set, go.

From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Sam Cooke, inventor Elijah McCoy and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. This lyrical, rhythmic text encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys today.

Black Boy, Black Boy tells today’s boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It’s a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.

Black Boy, Black Boy is perfect for those looking for:
-inspirational books for kids
-joyful Black childrens’ books
-Black history books for kids

– About the Authors –
Ali Biko Sulaiman Kamanda is an award-winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur from Sierra Leone, West Africa. He runs BIKO Studios, a cross-cultural film production company and is the President of Salone Rising, a not-for-profit organization that provides micro-financing and mentoring resources to small business owners in rural Sierra Leone. Jorge Redmond currently works in the Buncombe County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney, and as an adjunct professor in South College’s Legal Department. Ali and Jorge are college friends, and BLACK BOY, BLACK BOY is their debut book.


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