Meet Rio Cortez and Lauren Semmer

  • June 22, 2021

The authors of The ABCs of Black History speak virtually on Thurs., June 24th, at 6 p.m. (EDT)!


We are so excited to welcome Rio Cortez and Lauren Semmer for their phenomenal picture book, The ABCs of Black History! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast and is free to attend, but an RSVP is required. You can order the book below from our website, and there will also be an option to snag a copy of the book during the event!

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It’s a story of big ideas –– P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments –– G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures –– H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It’s an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love.

In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W.E.B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc.

Hosted by Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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