Ken Wilson-Max, our former writer-in-residence, will be at Stamford Hill Library on Thursday 26 October from 2 to 3pm as part of their programming for Black History Month. Ken will be conducting a reading of our children’s books. Jump Up! A Story of Carnival tells the story of Cecille, a young black girl living in the Caribbean, and how her community develops their very own Carnival, based on their long-remembered African traditions. Dream to Change the World: The Story of John La Rose is the story of the childhood of our founder John La Rose. Born in Trinidad, John’s influence on black communities in London and internationally is unparalleled in Black British history. Both books are part of the GPI’s new series of black history books, Reaching New Generations, which is helping to fill the void in reading material for younger children.
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