Bring the kids to Sankofa Video, Books & Café to meet and enjoy a story from Father and NBA player, Etan Thomas
Thomas will also be promoting his upcoming book, Fatherhood: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly to be released mid 2011. His current book, More Than an Athlete, will be available for purchase.
This event is a kickoff for Magical Mirrors Children's Book Fair Books and Events Celebrating
American, Caribbean, Native American and Latin American cultures, with bi-lingual titles selected events translated into Spanish
Sat, September 18
11am - 12pm: From Pages to Pavement
The Children of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF)
will present a childrens' book and perform Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial
Sun, September 19
11am - 1pm: Children's Movie Morning
KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
A charming, award winning, animated, African
folktale: 1hr, 14 minutes.
3pm: Yes! I Can Read Too!:
Storytelling & Literacy
Mama Paula reads Silly
Mammo, a children's book written
in both English and Amharic of Ethiopia. Storytelling will be translated
into Amharic simultaneously.
5pm: Father's Reading Their Favorite Children's Stories
NBA's Etan Thomas Reading
His Favorite Children's Story
Mon, September 20
4pm - 6pm: Mama Nkenge comes to Sankofa for storytelling
Bi Lingual (Spanish/English)
with a conga
accompaniment, bringing African and Caribbean stories to life.
6pm - 6:45: Fathers Reading Their
Favorite Children's Stories
Featuring poet, scholar, Ethelbert Miller
Tues, September 21
5:30 - 6:30pm: "M.O.M.I.E's TLC
Children-History Makers Before your Eyes."
MOMIES' children perform some of their creative history
Wed, September 22
Reading Their Favorite Children's Stories
Bomani and other members of the
Better Father's Mixer
Thurs, September 23
Revalyn Gold Reading Her Favorite Children's Story
Revalyn Gold of radio, stage and screen, takes
her audience into the imaginary world her favorite book casts, then invites the
young listeners on an interactive journey by dramatizing their favorite parts.
Friday September 24
6pm: Violinist Humble g & Global Entertainment presents Afro-pean and Hip-Hope music.
Performance included European strings, African drums and positive
inspiring music. Bring the family, browse the books, sip on a smoothie and enjoy the music.
Sat, September 25
11am - 12:30pm: Gardening & Storytelling with Sanu and Nkenge
Children are guided through planting take-home gardens, then
reading of African folk tale demonstrating cooperation for the good of all.
1pm - 2pm: Watch: Cargo Billups Goes Looking for Lips Video Book & Activity
Video-Book & Meet the Author and Illustrator !
Storyteller Diane Macklin theatrically captivates audiences young and old.
author, Ruth Forman presents her award winning storybook, Cornrows Callin' Out
Sun, September 26
11am - 1pm Children's Movie
3pm - 4pm: Dancing Stories w/Mama Nkenge
Children's story read
and performed by young people ages
3 -7 conducted by storyteller and member of
Farafina Dance Company
11-8pm M-F and Sat; 11-6pm Sun.
Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe
2714 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Near Howard University/Shaw Metro StatioN