The Black Creators Series - Bringing books to your classroom community
Presented by Candlewick Press and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University
Sonja Cherry-Paul

In this educator-focused series highlighting the work of Black authors and illustrators, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can live in classrooms.

Please join us on the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Facebook page on the third Tuesday of each month from November through June from 7:30–8 p.m. EST for these thoughtful, informative, and powerful conversations.

November 17, 2020

Carole Boston Weatherford

Author of BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood

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December 15, 2020

Ekua Holmes

Illustrator of Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, by Carole Boston Weatherford

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January 19, 2021

Tami Charles

Author of Freedom Soup, illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara

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February 16, 2021

Frederick Joseph

Author of The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

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March 16, 2021

Kekla Magoon

Co-author of X: A Novel

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April 20, 2021

Sophia Thakur

Author of Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

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May 18, 2021

Michael S. Bandy

Co-author of Northbound: A Train Ride Out of Segregation, illustrated by James E. Ransome

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June 15, 2021

T. R. Simon & Victoria Bond

Co-authors of the Zora and Me trilogy

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