Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 5 – 6 PM
From incredible champions for civil rights like Abraham Galloway, Ella Baker, and Pauli Murray - to the exceptional history of places like Freedom Hill, the Royal Ice Cream Parlor and Rosenwald Schools - North Carolina abounds with rich African American history, heritage and culture. And all of this is beautifully celebrated in a stunning new board book written by Michelle Lanier and illustrated by Dare Coulter, My N.C. from A to Z (https://aahc.nc.gov/resources/my-nc-z).
Early childhood and elementary school educators are invited to join Carolina K-12, the African American Heritage Commission and the North Caroliniana Society to learn about the book, the people and places it celebrates, and the many ways it can be used as a creative tool for teaching children about equality and social justice. Author of the book, scholar, and Director of State Historic Sites Michelle Lanier will join us to talk about her inspiration for this work, as well as share the stories of some of the history and culture represented throughout its pages.
In appreciation of our state’s hard-working elementary school teachers, the North Caroliniana Society will be providing a FREE COPY of My NC From A to Z to 100 teachers that participate in the virtual program! (A link will be provided during the program which teachers will fill out with their address. Books will be mailed and arrive 1-2 weeks post event.) Book recipients must be currently teaching in a North Carolina Pre-K program or North Carolina public school or public charter (in grades K-4) and must attend the entire live virtual session to receive the book. Additional copies can be purchased at https://uncpress.org/book/9780865264991/my-n-c-from-a-z/.