Sunday Nov 05, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please fill out the “Bookings” form at the bottom of this page.
Send the name of the event and number of attendees to our RSVP email.
About the Book:
Through vivid, layered art and simple, lyrical text, Why Am I Me? invites readers to imagine a world where there is no You, no Me, only WE. As a young boy and a young girl travel their city, asking themselves the big questions about life, they draw closer together, realizing all humans are more alike than they are different. Why Am I Me? helps parents and gatekeepers answer the tough questions young readers raise about identity, family, and race while fostering a much-needed sense of connection.
About the Illustrators:
Selina Alko and Sean Quall make art that brims with optimism, and a deep commitment to multiculturalism. Selina is the author of several books including the Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2015 honoree The Case for Loving, which she illustrated with husband Sean Qualls. Selina and Sean co-illustrated Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins which was a CCBC Best Book of 2016. Sean is also the illustrator of several books including Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Selina and Sean live in Brooklyn, New York with their two children. The urban art in Why Am I Me? is a love letter to their NYC neighborhood and neighbors.