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An American Story


Saturday, January 14, 2023, 2 - 3 pm 

Manhattan Beach Library 

1320 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, 90266 



Author Kwame Alexander offers educators, parents and children a tool to learn through storytelling about a pivotal and challenging part of American history, with his new release An American Story. Through lyrical writing and stunning illustrations, this powerful picture book tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher who is struggling to help her students understand its place in history. 


Books will be on sale during the event in partnership with Pages:

A Bookstore. 


For ages 8 and up and is ideal for our fifth graders who will be going to Manhattan Beach Middle School this fall, as Alexander's book "Crossover" is on the District's sixth grade summer reading list. ***


More information available on the Los Angeles County website: (see flyer here).