Tracey Baptiste | African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History
Tracey Baptiste will appear in conversation with Lindsay Gary to celebrate African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History, her new book. This event is being held in conjunction with our friends at Kindred Stories.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. We are using the Zoom platform and look forward to seeing you there! If you registered for this event on BeNovel, you will receive an email from our event coordinator as well as from Zoom, with registration information.
NOTE: Because this is a virtual event, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth to stream video.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 5:00pm Central Time
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About the Creators:
Tracey Baptiste lived in Trinidad until she was fifteen; she grew up on jumbie stories and fairy tales. She is a New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, and a former teacher who works as a writer and editor. Visit her online at traceybaptiste.com and on Twitter: @TraceyBaptiste.
Lindsay Gary is a multidisciplinary artivist, professor-scholar, and social entrepreneur whose mission is to educate, connect, and empower the African Diaspora.
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“In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner’s guide to pre-colonial Africa.”