You are invited to join us for the virtual launch event for YOUR LEGACY: A BOLD RECLAIMING OF OUR ENSLAVED HISTORY on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm ET
Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. We are planning an engaging, family-friendly 45-minute event with author Schele Williams, illustrator Tonya Engel, and surprise guests, exclusively for customers of indie bookstores.
This event is free to attend. Simply register to attend via this link (and be sure to put in your calendar)! REGISTER HERE!
Pre-order your copy TODAY. The first 20 orders will receive a signed book plate! Stop by the store on Tuesday the 28th if you'd like to have your copy in hand for the event.
About the authors:
Schele Williams is a Broadway director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is directing the upcoming Broadway revivals of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group) and The Wiz as well as the premieres of Mandela the Musical and Indigo. She has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele is on the steering committee of We Stand United and is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. She has been a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices for over two decades and serves as Chairperson of the Board. Tonya Engel is a self-taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Folk artists of the deep South have influenced her work, as well as contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Gustav Klimt. Her bold style is figurative, textured, colorful, and ripe with symbolism. Engel made a spectacular debut in children’s publishing with her illustrations in Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus and published by Lee & Low Books in 2019, and the recently published My Hair is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin.