IN PERSON: Special Storytime with Karen Good Marable and Tonya Engel

Join us for a special storytime with Karen Good Marable and Tonya Engel, celebrating their new book, Yaya and the Sea.

This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

To help us plan for this event please RSVP here.

About the creators:

Karen Good Marable is a writer raised in Prairie View, Texas. Her essays, music journalism, and stories have appeared in several books and publications including The New YorkerOxford AmericanThe Bitter SouthernerSeventeen, and Essence. After a lifetime of living in Brooklyn, she and her family now reside in Atlanta.

Tonya Engel is a self-taught painter and children's book illustrator whose work can be found in many picture books, among them Our Lady of GuadalupeBecause ClaudetteImpossible Moon, and the jacket art for Hurricane Child. Her work is inspired by Southern folk artists. Early in her career, she explored abstract painting but soon began to concentrate on figurative form mixed with emotion and expressionistic narrative. Engel lives in Houston, Texas.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 9:30am
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
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Yaya and the Sea By Karen Good Marable, Tonya Engel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karen Good Marable, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534462014
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - March 12th, 2024

A family goes on a trip from the city to the sea in search of renewal in this “lively and lovely…beautiful” (Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming) picture book that’s an ode to sisterhood, nature, and being present.

On the first day of spring, when the city is quiet and still, little Yaya takes the A train