Friday, February 5, 2010

Sitting at Storytime with Andrea Pinkney!

Last night at Thursday storytime, to help kick off our celebration of Black History Month, we got to share our milk and cookies with a very special guest. Andrea Pinkney came all the way down from New York City to tell us about her brand-spanking (and most-excellent) new picture book, Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famous sit-in at Woolworths in Greensboro, NC. We learned a lot about the research Mrs. Pinkney did for this book, plus the interesting ways the illustrator (and her husband) Brian Pinkney worked to show the peaceful persistence of these four students, plus all the other students who participated and helped with this important, nonviolent resistance movement.

We will be showcasing a lot more fantastic books this month (many of them by Andrea Pinkney, or with the illustrations of Brian Pinkney) by and about important African Americans who have worked to make our lives and country so great. Stop by to check them out, and pick up a signed copy of Sit-In while you're at it!


We must meet hate with love. 
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

No comments: