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Sun, Jan 21


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

HNS Presents: My Oh My, I Can't Wait to Eat This Pie!

Sundays are fun days! Bring your family out for another addition of our Happy Nappy Storytelling series featuring Chef Shavown Cox & Brittany Young as they read aloud their new book My Oh My, I Can't Wait to Eat This Pie!

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HNS Presents: My Oh My, I Can't Wait to Eat This Pie!
HNS Presents: My Oh My, I Can't Wait to Eat This Pie!

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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


About The Event

Watch Conversation HERE

About the book:

Antonio and Vonnie are visiting Gana for the weekend. She needs to get some sweet potatoes for the marvelous sweet potato pie that she’s going to make for Sunday dinner. However, Gana only uses farm-fresh sweet potatoes in her pie, so Vonnie and Antonio have to go on a hunt with her to various farmers markets around the city. Will they EVER get the sweet potatoes they need to make this special pie? And what makes sweet potato pie so special anyway? Go on this journey with Gana, Vonnie, and Antonio to find out!

About the authors:

Chef Shavown Cox

Shavown Gardiner Cox has worked with kids for over 30 years in various positions as a counselor at a residential treatment center, a childcare director, and a child-life specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit. It was her work in the pediatric unit that inspired her to transition to culinary arts. Shavown wanted to focus her efforts on preventive healthcare through food education. She is now a professional chef who specializes in health supportive culinary arts. She graduated with highest honors from the Institute of Culinary Education in Pasadena, California. She is a wife, mother of three children, and grandmother to five amazing kids under the age of 10. She has always cooked from the heart, and it is her heart's desire to educate and support families in making the healthiest choices when it comes to preparing and cooking food.

Brittany Young

Brittany Young, M.Ed. is an educator with experience working with a wide variety of organizations, students, families, teachers, and other service providers for over 15 years.

Brittany has worked with institutions for incarcerated youth, public school districts on both the east and west coast, and independent school organizations as an English teacher, a special education teacher/coordinator, and a learning specialist. Brittany maintained a “highly effective” rating over 4 years by DC Public Schools IMPACT teacher evaluation system.  She is also a “Teacher of the Year” recipient for the West Covina Unified School District in California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University, and her Master’s degree from George Washington University, concentrating in both Secondary English and Special Education. She is a wife and mother of four children. In addition to co-owning and operating Taste Buds, she homeschools her three school-aged children.


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