JANUARY 14 | WHAT DOES BROWN MEAN TO YOU? | 11:00 AM
Author Ron Grady will be at The Garden District Book Shop Saturday, January 14 for a special Saturday story time reading of his book, What Does Brown Mean to You?. This joyously affirming picture book follows a young boy named Benny throughout his day as he plays, paints, and bakes, making positive associations with the color of his skin.
To Benny, brown is more than just a color. Brown is his Gram’s coffee and his Gramp’s morning kiss. Brown is the wooden spoon he uses for mixing and baking. It’s the ground that grows the tomatoes he loves and it’s the log he plays on. Brown is the fuzzy blanket he takes to his room at the end of the day. Brown is him and brown is love.
In tender, lyrical text and warmly exuberant illustrations, What Does Brown Mean to You? celebrates all the brilliant and beautiful shades of brown, encouraging children to explore and see the beauty of their skin reflected in their families, communities, and the world around them.
The story time will begin at 11:00 AM and Grady will be hanging around the shop after to greet guests and sign copies of his book. The story time is free and open to all.