Story Time: Bweela Steptoe

Fort Greene store:
Saturday, April 20, 11:30 AM
Story Time: Bweela Steptoe presents the work of John Steptoe

In his twenty-year career, Brooklyn author and illustrator John Lewis Steptoe (1950-1989) published sixteen picture books. He was among the handful of African American artists who made a career in children's books, and he received two Caldecott Honors, two Coretta Scott King Awards, and was acknowledged as a pioneer for books like Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. Now three of John’s most beloved books have been reissued in beautiful new editions: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Stevie, and Baby Says! John’s daughter, Bweela Steptoe, who wrote forewords for all three books (and served as the model for the drawings in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters), presents her father’s books with a special story time celebrating a great Brooklyn children’s book creator.

Event date: 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:30am

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688040451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - December 31st, 2018

Stevie Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064431224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 31st, 2018

Baby Says Board Book Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062847539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperFestival - December 31st, 2018

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