Macaroni Kid CEM "In My Granny's Garden" Summer Reading Event, Truly Living Well, Saturday, 27. July 2019

***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! ONLY FAMILIES REGISTERED VIA EVENTBRITE WILL RECEIVE A BOOK, LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE. ONE COPY PER FAMILY!***

Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow is an official partner of the Mayor's Summer Reading Club and "In My Granny's Garden" by Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr. is one of the premier selections for the club this summer. This event is meant to bridge the intergenerational gap between grandparents and their very young, and create lifelong memories.    
Includes: Storytime reading, one free copy of "In My Granny's Garden" for 25 registered families, a snack, photo, and a gardening activity.  
Ages: 3-5
By: Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr.
Illustrated By: Radcliffe Bailey
Commissioned for MSRC by our partners at the Alliance Theatre, In My Granny’s Garden contains a READ Guide from the Rollins Center for Early Learning and Literacy (Atlanta Speech School).
As a young boy, Zaron Burnett spent a great deal of time on the large North Carolina farm of his extended family. He has great memories of being invited to work in his grandmother’s garden and of the early morning hours they spent together growing some of the food that would feed the household. This real memory was used to shape a story that takes a city child who, like too many city children, thinks food comes from a grocery store and allows him to see where food really originates. His appreciation for his grandmother’s skill inspires him to think of her as a Superhero because “we need food to live.” There are also quiet moments between the grandson and grandmother where she encourages him to “dream big.” He promises her that he will.

***PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! ONLY FAMILIES REGISTERED VIA EVENTBRITE WILL RECEIVE A BOOK, LIMITED COPIES AVAILABLE. ONE COPY PER FAMILY!***

Macaroni Kid CEM "In My Granny's Garden" Summer Reading Event

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