SPECIAL IN PERSON EVENT OCT 3 AT OUR ANACOSTIA LOCATION FEATURING THE EDITOR LILLY WORKNEH AND ONE OF THE AUTHORS, DC'S OWN, CASHAWN THOMPSON, CREATOR OF THE HASHTAG #BLACKGIRLMAGIC
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT.
Grab the fabulous little one in your life and join us for this empowering afternoon event to end all little Black Girl Magic events. Perfect for ages 8 and up, attendees will meet authors Cashawn Thompson who is a native of Washington D.C. and the creator of the powerful hashtag #BlackGirlMagic along with the editor, Lilly Workneh. Both will be in conversation. The afternoon will include fun activities such as readers writing their own story and having their portrait drawn onsite by an artist from the book.
We'll also have a table of exclusive Rebel Girl merchandise available to purchase.
Note: face masks must be worn. You must register and purchase the book to attend.
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. EACH CHILD MUST HAVE AN ONLINE MAHOGANYBOOKS RECEIPT FOR THE BOOK THEY BRING IN OR A PHYSICAL STORE RECEIPT FOR YOUR PRE-ORDERED BOOK TO ENTER THE EVENT.
Doors open at 2:00 pm
This event will be held at our Anacostia store located inside of the Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020
Ride share is highly encouraged. Street parking only. We can't wait to see you!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls who showcase the spirit of Black Girl Magic.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic celebrates the lives and accomplishments of 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls who showcase the spirit of Black Girl Magic. Edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh, with a foreword by CaShawn Thompson, creator of the hashtag #BlackGirlsAreMagic, the book includes stories of real women from all walks of life written in fairy tale style. Arranged in alphabetical order by first name, each brief biography is accompanied by a vibrant full-page illustration.
Contemporaries like tennis player Naomi Osaka, astronaut Jeanette Epps, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay join historical figures like aviator Bessie Coleman, Empress Taytu Betul, and journalist Ida B. Wells. Readers will also meet chess champion Phiona Mutesi, video game designer Muriel Tramis, punk rocker Poly Styrene, and chef Leah Chase.
The book exclusively features the work of Black female and non-binary editors, authors, and illustrators as they drive the stories of these phenomenal women from around the world and throughout history.
About Black Girl Magic
CaShawn Thompson, a proud third-generation native of Washington, DC, came up with the concept "Black Girls Are Magic" when she was a little girl growing up with her mother, grandmother, and aunts. It sprang forth fully formed from the mind of a poor little Black girl who didn't yet have the words to describe the brilliance she saw in the women in her family, but had heard countless tales of fairies, witches, and magicians. It was just magic to her. And it still is.
Black Girls Are Magic became wildly popular in 2013 after CaShawn began using the phrase online (it was later shortened to the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic) to uplift and praise the accomplishments, beauty, and other amazing qualities of Black women.
Target Age Group: 8-13 years old