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Sankofa Video & Books

Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: Author Talk & Read Aloud w/Kai-ama Mootoo-Hamer

Bring the whole family for this read aloud and author talk! Featuring free book giveaways!

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Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: Author Talk & Read Aloud w/Kai-ama Mootoo-Hamer

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2022, 3:00 PM

Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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About The Event

Thanks to the generosity of Black Psychiatry and Stirred Stories, 30 FREE copies of Cornrows, Box Braids, and Little Afro Puffs! will be given away during this event.

About the book:

Cornrows, Box Braids, and Little Afro Puffs! is the story of one little  girl's journey toward self-love and acceptance. Through a trip to the  hair salon and the unwavering love of her mother, Amber realizes that  she is perfect just the way she is.

About the Author:

Kai-ama Mootoo-Hamer was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and is a  self-proclaimed city girl who loves her neighborhood and has pride in  her community. A former rap artist and special education teacher, Kai  values the social emotional health of young children. Through Cornrows,  Box Braids, and Little Afro Puffs, Kai wants to share a message of love  and self-acceptance to all children--especially little Black girls who  deserve to have their beauty affirmed.

About the Illustrator: 

Ameerah Joseph is a Haitian-Bahamian artist and illustrator raised in  South Florida with a passion for digital and traditional art mediums.  Having immersed herself in art her whole life, Ameerah focuses on the  depiction of Black joy, seeking to uplift and inspire those who view her  work.

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