January 14, 2017 10:30 am
Greenlight Bookstore PLG
632 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
Story Time: Author/Illustrators Selina Alko & Sean Qualls present The Case for Loving and Two Friends
For our first Story Time event in two store locations, Greenlight is proud to host our friends Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, a Brooklyn-based husband and wife author and illustrator team, to present two of their powerful recent picture books about love and justice. Two Friends is a quietly reflective tale of tea time with two good friends, who are both powerful warriors for equal rights: Frederick Douglass, who fought on behalf of African Americans, and Susan B. Anthony, who fought for women’s right to vote. The Case for Loving is a picture book rendition of the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, who got married in 1958 and were then arrested because Richard was white and Mildred was black. They took their legal case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court (as recounted in the new feature film Loving) – and won! Selina and Sean present their books with an interactive reading and share original art from their books, inviting kids to join in making art that matters.