Books for Black Lives Matter Recap
On Saturday, March 26, 2016, I participated in a beautiful event at Books for BlackLivesMatter - Toronto Freedom School held at A Different Booklist (ADB) book store where I taught freedom songs, the role of music in civil rights, and the use of symbols on Underground Railroad quilts as forms of resistance and read from my two new books Music and Media in the Sankofa series. My colleague and friend teacher/author/historian/clincian Natasha Henry shared from her titles Freedom and African Diaspora in the Sankofa series. This afternoon we collected boxes full of new books for the Freedom School purchased by patrons and supporters from the BLM wishlist. BLM Freedom School is still taking donations of books and you can find out more information from their Facebook page here. There is a book wishlist and I know that these include more of the Sankofa books by Rubicon Publishing. I also put my trusty face-painting skills to use as I got to create some images on a young visitor. Some more good news that day was that all copies of Malaika's Costume sold out at A Different Booklist bookstore today and they will be ordering more.
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