Sat, Feb 18|
Sankofa Video, Books, & Café
Happy Nappy Storytelling featuring David Miller
Join us for Storytime with David Miller author of Khalil's Way, Winnie the Wizard of Wall Street, Chef Toussaint, Gabe & His Green Thumb, and more!
Time & Location
Feb 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
About the books:
Khalil’s Way Khalil is an 11-year-old boy who lives in a tough neighborhood. He is bullied in school. Khalil is also an amazing chess player and a math genius who struggles to make friends. This chapter book is a page-turner for young people. Khalil’s Way was inspired by the thousands of children who shared traumatic stories about being bullied in classrooms, locker rooms, and bus stops.
Winnie, the Wizard of Wall Street is the first work in a unique series of children’s books that educates young scholars about investing, money management, and entrepreneurship. Winnie is an eight and half-year-old money wizard who loves to teach children about ways to make and save money. This book honors the rich legacy of trailblazer Maggie Lena Walker, the first Black woman to own a bank in the United States.
From fried chicken to Apple Cinnamon French Toast, you will love watching Chef Toussaint make magic in the kitchen. Join this 9-year-old master chef as he turns his grandmother’s old recipes into award-winning dishes. Experience the power of literacy through a great storyline and amazing images.
“Gabe & His Green Thumb” is a must-read book for black boys! The main character carries on the tradition of growing food in his family’s garden, and one day his life changes for the good after he acquires the superpower of super sizing vegetables. Of course, his new talent brings him both media attention and prizes, which add to the engaging tale! Complementing Miller’s outstanding work are vibrant and engaging illustrations by C.J. Love that take young readers on a visual journey that will inspire them to want to dream big and create their own gardens. This book, aside from being a cute read, can and should be implemented as a tool to inspire family/school projects around growing food and flowers.”
~Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-EL, founder of Young Dreamers Book Club
“Brooklyn’s Finest: The Greene Family Farm” by David Miller is a great read for kids. The author addresses a very serious issue impacting the African American community—fresh food scarcity. The Greene family, who live in a food desert, address the problem by purchasing a vacant lot. The author takes the reader on a fun and informative journey on how this family collectively worked to transform a lot into a flourishing farm. The illustrator’s bold colors and joyful images will spark kids’ interest in garden work. For science teachers and parents, this book is a great tool to introduce your students to the problem of food deserts and the simple solutions to the aforementioned. This book is a great addition to any home or school library.”
~ Dr. Nosakhere Griffin-El, Sr- The Young Dreamer’s Book Club
About the author:
David Miller is the author of Winnie the Wizard of Wall Street, Chef Toussaint, Gabe & His Green Thumb, Brooklyn’s Finest: The Greene Family Farm, Khalil’s Way, Veggie Life: Coloring & Activity Book, and They Look Like Me. David is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University, focusing on Black fatherhood with a concentration on fathers raising daughters. He lives with his wife in Washington, DC, and has raised three young adults.
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