KWAME ALEXANDER: POETRY, KIDS, AND THE 5TH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
– (COOL) PROGENY, May 2017
How do you get your child into reading? According to New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, you introduce them to poetry.
“The power of poetry is that you can take these emotionally heavy moments in our lives, and you can distil them into these palatable, these digestible words and lines and phrases that allow us to be able to deal and cope with the world,” he said in an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin. “I think it’s one of the reasons why young people love reading novels in verse. It’s because, on a very concrete level, it’s not that many words so it’s not that intimidating to me. There’s so much white space.”
Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male
Now on view through Spring 2017
Sons are more than a photographic study of the modern African American male. It is also an examination of how African American men are perceived. The exhibition asks visitors to compare their perceptions to reality, journeying through four parts of the gallery.
Section one is a brief introduction, followed by “Perceptions,” in which visitors are presented with images of African American men. Visitors are encouraged to form perceptions based on the images of isolated faces that are captioned with names only. The “Realities and Reconciliation” section presents a second set of images with bios and videos of the subjects discussing themselves. This allows comparison of initial perceptions with reality.
January Events in Downtown Baltimore: Martin Luther King, Jr. Events & Thomas the Train at Port Discovery
Next weekend is a long one in Baltimore, with schools and many offices closed on Monday, and an even longer one in Baltimore County, where schools are closed on Tuesday, as well.
It’s also an eventful and thoughtful weekend. On Monday, January 16, the city of Baltimore will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several events, including a parade, now in its 17th year.
The parade begins at noon, starting at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Eutaw Street. It will then head south on MLK and disband at Baltimore Street. Line up anywhere along the route; the best show (and biggest crowds) might be near the reviewing stand, located at MLK and Franklin.
Make your next family reunion a success by attending the 2016 Baltimore Family Reunion Expo. Get resources, information on hotel packages and tips for planning the perfect family reunion – all in one place. From exciting live performances to culinary innovations, hotel and activity packages, a kids zone, tours, reunion planning tips, checklists, genealogy reveals and empowering celebrity seminars, this family-friendly event is as fun as it is informative.
The EXPO is designed for family reunion planners looking to Baltimore as the host city for future reunions. Exhibitors include Baltimore hotels, attractions, caterers. entertainers, tours, printing companies and more.