Lauren Semmer Reads TO BOLDLY GO at Barnes & Noble Union Square
About this Event
Join Barnes & Noble Union Square in our second floor children's section on Sunday, March 19th at 12pm for a special Storytime! Illustrator Lauren Semmer will be reading her recently published book TO BOLDLY GO. This event is free & open to the public.
This Storytime is in connection with The Children's Workshop School Bookfair, happening from 3/19/23-3/25/2023. Please feel free to mention the bookfair while making purchases during this week as a portion of the total will go to the school.
About TO BOLDLY GO:
Perfect for fans of Hidden Figures and Mae Among the Stars! To Boldly Go tells the true story of Nichelle Nichols and how she used her platform on Star Trek to inspire and recruit a new generation of diverse astronauts and many others in the space and STEM fields.
As Lieutenant Uhura on the iconic prime-time television show Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols played the first Black female astronaut anyone had ever seen on screen. A smart, strong, independent Black woman aboard the starship Enterprise was revolutionary in the 1960s when only white men had traveled to outer space in real life and most Black characters on TV were servants.
Nichelle not only inspired a generation to pursue their dreams, but also opened the door for the real-life pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, Dr. Mae Jemison, and more.
This empowering tribute to the trailblazing pop culture icon reminds us of the importance of perseverance and the power of representation in storytelling. You just might be inspired to boldly go where no one like you has ever gone before!
About The Illustrator:
Lauren Semmer is an artist, bestselling children’s book illustrator, and designer whose work is featured on everything from kids’ wall art to children’s apparel. She is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book The ABC’s of Black History written by Rio Cortez. Visit Lauren at www.laurensemmer.com
About THE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP SCHOOL:
The Children’s Workshop School, founded in 1993, is a progressive public elementary school located on the East Village of Manhattan. CWS strives for students to be open-minded and compassionate; to gain a sense of themselves and others; and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the community. Children are guided and supported to fulfill their creative, physical, emotional, social, and intellectual potential. Our goal is for our children to recognize that they have the power and resources to effect change. It is our hope that children will grow to be responsible, critical, and caring members of a pluralistic society.
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