We're looking forward to the end of the month when award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie will be presenting a lecture about their individual and collaborative works.
Freedom in Congo Square tells the story of New Orleans slaves and their celebrations in Congo Square. Chronicling their day-to-day duties as well, the book paints a beautiful picture of the slaves congregation in Congo Square on Sundays. Here, they were able to dance, sing, play music, and set up an open market, enjoying a taste of freedom.
A 2017 Zolotow Award winner for the best picture book published in the United States, as well as a 2017 Coretta Scott King Honor winner for illustrations, and a 2017 Caldecott Honor book, Freedom in Congo Square is poetically written with beautiful illustrations that enhance the text.
Carole Boston-Weatherford is the author of over fifty children's picture and nonfiction books, including such titles as: You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, and Dear Mr. Rosenwald.
R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over fifty children's picture books, including such titles as: Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, and Richard Wright and the Library Card.
For more information about Congo Square, please visit: http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/congo-square-soul-new-orleans
For more information about Carole Boston Weatherford, please visit: https://cbweatherford.com/
For more information about R. Gregory Christie, please visit: http://gas-art.com/about-r-gregory-christie/
The pair will present a lecture at Alumni Memorial Auditorium on April 27, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.