Featuring: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 9–12 and their adults
In honor of Black History Month, we're celebrating the legacy of African-American athletes and the Civil Rights Movement. Author Andrea Davis Pinkney—NAACP Image Award Nominee, Adam's Prize Winner, and Brooklyn Public Library Distinguished Honor Award Winner—will join us to discuss her book and pioneering boxer Joe Louis. Families will explore artifacts related to Louis and African Americans during the Great Depression in our Library collections.
About Bird in a Box
In this award-winning novel set in Depression-era America, three children with different lives and dreams are united in friendship through the travails of boxing champion Joe Louis. Through these children’s eyes, readers will experience what Joe Louis meant to African Americans in a racially divided era. This "...artfully orchestrated novel is related with grace, restraint and a wealth of historical detail." (Kirkus, starred review). Don't miss this novel and the chance to meet one of the most celebrated authors of our time.