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Meet & Greet: Artist and Illustrator Dare Coulter signs An American Story

Location MahoganyBooks National Harbor, 121 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD.
Date Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration   1 hours, 30 minutes
Link https://www.mahoganybooks.com/events/
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MahoganyBooks is thrilled to host a special meet & greet with award-winning artist, muralist, and sculptor, Dare Coulter. Dare will be signing copies of her latest work, An American Story which was written by New York Times best selling author Kwame Alexander.

About the Book: Multilayered and stunningly illustrated, Alexander,
and debut artist Dare Coulter present a sweeping
narrative of a history almost impossible to tell full of
tragedy and cruelty that spans both centuries and

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of the beginning of America, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.

About the Artist: Dare's mission for her artwork is primarily to create positive and magical imagery of black people and families. She hopes to have a mural on every continent within the next five years, and a series of monumental sculptures depicting black joy all over the world. Her objective to share positive depictions led her to children’s books, and she has illustrated five books to date--with two more currently in development. Dare was recently Raleigh, North Carolina’s first-ever artist in residence, and was commissioned by University of North Carolina Wilmington to create a monument celebrating black lives.

About the Author: Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 37 books, including the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor-winning picture book The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson, the Newbery medal-winning novel, The Crossover (a forthcoming TV series on Disney+), and Becoming Muhammad Al, co-authored with James Patterson. He is also regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition.

This event is the perfect way to kick off your little one's autographed library.

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