Story Time: Nadia Hohn

Fort Greene Store:
Sunday, September 22, 1:30 PM
Story Time: Nadia Hohn presents A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett-Coverley Found Her Voice

Nadia Hohn, author of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter, presents her latest picture book biography, A Likkle Miss Lou. Jamaican poet and entertainer Louise Bennett Coverley, better known as "Miss Lou," played an instrumental role in popularizing Jamaican patois internationally. This picture book biography tells the story of Miss Lou's early years, when she was a young girl who loved poetry but felt caught between writing "lines of words like tight cornrows" or words that beat "in time with her heart." Despite criticism from one teacher, Louise finds a way to weave the influence of the music, voices, and rhythms of her surroundings into her poems. A vibrant, colorful, and immersive look at an important figure in Jamaica's cultural history, this is also a universal story of a child finding and trusting her own voice. Nadia shares her book with an interactive story time where kids will get to sing folk songs, chant rhymes, and play Jamaican games! Ages 3 to 8.

Event date: 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice Cover Image
By Nadia Hohn, Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771473507
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Owlkids - August 13th, 2019

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