Author Sunday Story Time: Joni w/ Selina Alko

Author Sunday Story Time: Joni w/ Selina Alko

Sunday Mar 08, 2020
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215


RSVP encouraged & appreciated.
Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you plan on attending. Facebook event found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an RSVP for this event DOES NOT guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event — entrance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Book:

Before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. As she grew up into an artist, Joni took her strong feelings—feelings of love and frustration, and the turbulence that came with being a young woman—and wrote them into vivid songs.

Brought to life by Selina Alko’s rainbow collages and lyrical language, this heartfelt portrait of a feminist and folk icon is perfect for parents, children, and music lovers everywhere.

Back matter includes a letter from the author and Joni’s full discography.

About the Author:

Selina Alko lives and works in the kid-lit rich borough of Brooklyn with her husband, the illustrator Sean Qualls and their two children. Selina won various awards, including the NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award, for her book The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage—that she co-wrote and illustrated with her husband. She is also the illustrator of Paige Britt’s Why Am I Me? picture book which Grace Lin called simply “gorgeous.” Alko’s illustrations were featured in our very own Shaking Things Up: 14 Women Who Changed the World and several other books for children. Find her at:


Bookings are closed for this event.