Toni Morrison Birthday Celebration with Giselle Anatol

Join KU Professor of English and children's literature expert Giselle Anatol as she presents her new book Small Girl Toni and the Quest for Gold in celebration of the great Toni Morrison's birthday!

ABOUT THE BOOK: A tall tale inspired by the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Young Toni knows that her stories are going to change the world. She's good at spinning a yarn, and in fact, she thinks she might be able to spin her stories into gold if she tries hard enough. Maybe her stories can even lead her to buried treasure? And so Toni sets out on a quest for gold with her siblings, telling tales and looking for a little magic at every turn. But when her quest doesn't go quite as planned, Toni realizes that it's all about how you tell a story in order to find the perfect ending. Literary scholar Giselle Anatol and Coretta Scott King honoree Raissa Figueroa have crafted a wholly original tale inspired by the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Small-Girl Toni and the Quest for Gold honors one of America's most important writers and is a testament to the power of storytelling.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Giselle Anatol is a professor of English at the University of Kansas. She teaches courses on children's literature, Caribbean literature, and literature of the African diaspora. This is her first picture book. She lives in Kansas City, MO. Her favorite book by Toni Morrison is The Big Box

 

Event date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
809 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Small-Girl Toni and the Quest for Gold By Giselle Anatol, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Giselle Anatol, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593404867
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2023

A tall tale inspired by the life and works of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.

Young Toni knows that her stories are going to change the world. She's good at spinning a yarn, and in fact, she thinks she might be able to spin her stories into gold if she tries hard enough. Maybe her stories can even lead her to buried treasure?


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