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Saturday, May 25, 11:00 AM
The Brooklyn Historical Society presents Mixed Heritage Story Time
Featuring Sylviane Diouf, Toyomi Igus, and Selina Alko
Join three acclaimed children’s book authors for lively readings from their books that celebrate mixed and international heritage and the rich diversity within our families and communities. Today’s story time features Sylviane Diouf, author of Bintou’s Braids, about a little girl growing up in a West African village; Toyomi Igus, author of Two Mrs. Gibsons, a story about her bicultural, biracial family; and Selina Alko, author and illustrator of B is for Brooklyn and I’m Your Peanut Butter Big Brother, a lyrical tale about a big-brother-to-be wondering what his new little sibling will look like. The event is co-hosted by the “Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations” project of the Brooklyn Historical Society, which examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity. Ages 3 to 8.