Schedule of Events
Wednesday, December 1
Early Childhood: Joyful Reading of Layla’s Happiness
Thursday, December 2
Grades 3-4: Presentation of Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The Story of the Oldest Runner to Ever Run a Marathon.
*Special Community Event 6:30 pm: an evening with Simran Jeet Singh, facilitated by Alethea Dunham-Carson. In-person presentation focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion from author/activist Simran Jeet Singh’s perspective with reference to his book Fauja Singh Keeps Going and why it is important to tell this story
Details and RSVP at www.gordonschool.org/singh
Friday, December 3
Grades 5-6: Looking at Fauja Singh Keeps Going as a picture book biography concerning representation on whose story needs to be told and why.
Saturday, December 4
Black Boy Joy Book Hour. A Conversation with Marlon Henry, Angela Flynn and Frances Martindale. 1:30pm
Marlon Henry, Angela Flynn and Frances Martindale will lead an informal discussion based on Black Boy Joy, an anthology of stories curated by Kwame Mbalia on the theme of Black boyhood. This will be an in-person, outdoor event, around a firepit if necessary! The conversation is open to all ages, whether or not they have read the entire book.