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The cover of the book M is for Melanin

M is for Melanin

TUESDAY AUG 4, 2020 3 PM PDT

We’re partnering with the Felipe de Neve Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library for a new reading series: Black Voices, Black Joy. Follow along over the next few weeks as we read children’s books written and illustrated by Black authors and work on art projects to explore the books’ themes.

📘 Today, tune in to @felipedenevelibrary’s Instagram Live at 3:00 p.m. PDT as Children’s Librarian Laurie Reese reads M is for Melanin by Tiffany Rose aloud.
📗 Visit our blog to watch artist Kenturah Davis read M is for Melanin
📕 Then enjoy a step-by-step crown-making tutorial inspired by the book!

Other Books From This Week

Rose, Tiffany. M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child, 2019

Asim, Jabari, illus. by E. B. Lewis. Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of the Young John Lewis, 2016

Lyons, Kelly Starling, illus. by Daniel Minter. Going Down Home with Daddy, 2019. 2020 Caldecott Honor

Barnes, Derrick, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. The King of Kindergarten, 2019

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional funding is provided by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, and The Winnick Family Foundation.