Story Book Launch Party: Alicia Williams & THE TALK


Sun Oct 16 2022 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm


Summit Coffee Co. | Davidson, NC

Story Time Book Party with Alicia D. Williams
About this Event

Main Street Books is proud to present a Story Time Book Party to read and celebrate the highly anticipated new picture book, THE TALK, with the author, Alicia D. Williams.

Families are invited to join us on the Summit Coffee Stage for a lively story time and discussion followed by a book signing. This event is free with registration.

The Talk is a gently honest and sensitive starting point for this far-too-necessary conversation, for Black children, Brown children, and for ALL children. Because you can’t make change without knowing what needs changing.


As a little boy grows into a bigger boy, ready to take on the world, he first must have that very difficult conversation far too familiar to so many Black and Brown Americans in this gentle and ultimately hopeful picture book.

Jay’s most favorite things are hanging out with his pals, getting kisses from Grandma, riding in his dad’s cool car, and getting measured by his mom with pencil marks on the wall. But as those height marks inch upward, Grandpa warns Jay about being in too big a group with his friends, Grandma worries others won’t see him as quite so cute now that he’s older, and Dad has to tell Jay how to act if the police ever pull them over. And Jay just wants to be a kid.

All Black and Brown kids get The Talk—the talk that could mean the difference between life and death in a racist world. Told in an age-appropriate fashion, with a perfect pause for parents to insert their own discussions with their children to accompany prompting illustrations


Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received a Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, was a William C. Morris Award finalist, and for which she won the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent; and picture books Jump at the Sun and The Talk. A graduate of the MFA program at Hamline University, and an oral storyteller in the African American tradition, she is also a teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Where is it happening?

Summit Coffee Co., 128 South Main Street, Davidson, United States

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