Community Book Walks
Please join us throughout the Spring 2023 semester at each of the centers from the Alliance for a Community Book Walk! Not familiar with Book Walks? They are a way to encourage the reader to be involved in a story by walking through a space with a book’s pages spread out throughout. Each page of the story will be mounted on a board throughout the center and the reader will be encouraged to physically move through the book by walking from page to page. Each of our centers has selected a children’s book to display and invites members of all ages to join us at each of our spaces!
Details: The Stone Center will display their book throughout the center beginning on February 22nd, 2023 through February 28th, 2023 every day from 9am-5pm. Please feel free to drop in and enjoy the graphics, the story, and our space.
Location: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Book Synopsis: #1 New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history. Art by Dare Coulter.
Location: American Indian Center, 205 Wilson St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Book Synopsis: Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption―a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Details: The Carolina Latinx center will display their book throughout the center beginning on April 6th, 2023 through April 28th, 2023, Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm. Please feel free to drop in and enjoy the graphics, the story, and our space.
Location: Carolina Latinx Center, Abernethy Hall, 131 S. Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Book Synopsis: Jaguars and Butterflies is a self-empowerment resource for girls of Mexican heritage and an educational children’s book for all. It presents an enchanting world of art and poetry that encourages girls to value and center themselves. Each colorful page is a celebration of strength and diversity that highlights cultures, art, and geography in Mexico. Written by Catherine Russler and Illustrated by Ely Ely.
Location: Asian American Center, 215 W. Cameron Ave. Carriage House, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Book Synopsis: A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl’s journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache. Featuring affirming text by Shelly Anand and exuberant, endearing illustrations by Nabi H. Ali, Laxmi’s Mooch is a celebration of our bodies and our body hair, in whichever way they grow.
Reception Thursday, May 4th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Asian American Center’s Community Book Walk, part of the Alliance series of Book Walks, will start on May 4th in celebration of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We will have refreshments from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.