Interactive Multimedia Programs Mix Poetry, Storytelling, Music & Movement
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Most programs are based on poetry and nonfiction books that connect the language arts and social studies curricula. All programs are interactive and employ multimedia. Programs conclude with a Q&A and a presentation on how a manuscript becomes a book. Programs can be adapted as teacher or parent workshops. Here are some new and popular themes and related books.
The Tuskegee Airmen-You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
Primary Source Images as Prompts-Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America; Remember the Bridge Poems of a People
Slavery, Segregation & Social Justice–Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom; Freedom in Congo Square; Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins; Birmingham, 1963; Sink or Swim: African American Lifesavers of the Outer Banks
The Harlem Renaissance, Poetry & Jazz–Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood; The Sound that Jazz Makes; Becoming Billie Holiday; Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane; Jazz Baby; The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
Biographies–Meet pioneering leaders, entertainers, artists and athletes who broke racial barriers and achieved against the odds.
Writing Workshops-Select from “Verbs are Engines” (grades 3-6); “Writing Rooted in Oral Traditions” (all ages); a master class on “Writing Children’s Literature” (adults); or “Hip Hop Tech: The Roots and STEM of Rap” (with Jeffery Weatherford).
Ask about joint author/illustrator visits with Jeffery Weatherford.
FEES: $1500 (local) to $2000 (out-of-town/overnight) travel expenses additional. Keynotes-$2500. Check current brochures for special offers.