"Your Legacy" Virtual Book Launch

Book CoverWhat: Join Broadway Director Schele Williams and Award-winning artist Tonya Engel for the virtual launch of Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History, a proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors. Signed bookplates for books preordered from The Bookworm are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Free event registration. 

When: Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. CST (7 pm ET). 

About the Author: Schele Williamsis a Broadway director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is directing theupcoming Broadway revivals of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group) and The Wiz,as well as the premieres of Mandela the Musical and Indigo. Schele is on the steering committee of We Stand United and is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. 

About the Illustrator: Tonya Engelis a self-taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Engel made a spectacular debut in children’s publishing with her illustrations in Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus and published by Lee & Low Books in 2019, and the recently published My Hair is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin.

Advanced Praise for Your Legacy: "A lovingly written,beautifully illustrated and stunningly timely book.”--Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming, MacArthur Fellow.

"We are grateful to Schele and her dedication to making our beautiful history accessible to our children! Your Legacy is an education a land celebratory piece we’ve enjoyed sharing with our family. We are extremely excited for this story to be shared with other families as we continue to celebrate our rich history in this world."--Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Wade, New York Timesbestselling authors.

“A must for every Black child growing up in the Americas and will help other races and ages too.. .A truly powerfulperspective shift.”--Kirkus Reviews,starred review.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419748752
Availability: New release available for pre-order. Publication date may change.
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

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