Schele Williams and Tonya Engel Present Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History

Author Schele Williams and illustrator Tonya Engel discuss Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History during a virtual event on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 pm.

 

 

 

We want to celebrate their book during this virtual event. A limited number of signed books will be available so please preorder their book below. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.

To register for this event, please click on the link below.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/your-legacy

 

Synopsis:

Your story begins in Africa. Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you. Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not; this book celebrates their accomplishments, acknowledges their sacrifices, and defines how they are remembered — and how their stories should be taught.

 

Bio:

Schele Williams is a Broadway director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is directing the upcoming Broadway revivals of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group) and The Wiz, as well as the premieres of Mandela the Musical and Indigo. She has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, 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. She has been a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices for over two decades and serves as Chairperson of the Board.

Tonya Engel is a self-taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Folk artists of the deep South have influenced her work, as well as contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Gustav Klimt. Her bold style is figurative, textured, colorful, and ripe with symbolism. 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.

 

 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History Cover Image
By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021