A IS FOR ANACOSTIA:
When I was actively working in the arts, I had the opportunity to do a lot of work with the Anacostia community. "A is for Anacostia" is such a wonderful book! It highlights the beauty of the area and the strong sense of community pride, creativity and neighborly love.
I'm very supportive of the arts and recognize its importance in the community.
A is for Anacostia is a fun, colorful alphabet book for children of all ages. The story highlights the children and activities that take place in the Anacostia neighborhood, a vibrant community located in the southeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C.
These copies are autographed by Dr. Courtney Davis, the author.
I love this book! Makes me so nostalgic!
Growing up in Guyana, I was often told "jumbie" (ghost) stories just before bed time. Lots of the characters in the Guyanese jumbie stories resemble those in Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale.
In Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale, Winston, a young inner city boy who goes to Brooklyn, NY to get ingredients for his Aunt's callaloo dinner when he magically is transported to the Caribbean island of Tobago. Here, he encounters mythical folkloric characters that roam the island. Winston's fears and fantasies fuse together as his dreams become reality. He must find his way out of this haunting paradise to make it back home. (For Ages 3-7).
If you are lucky, you can often catch Nabeeh Bilal giving impromptu entertainment with Winston (puppet) in the streets of Washington, DC!
Copies are either autographed by the illustrator Nabeeh Bilal or the author Marjuan Canady.