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Friday
27
APR

Stand Against Racism: Can I Touch Your Hair?

16:00
18:00
YWCA of Asheville
Event organized by YWCA of Asheville

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Join us at YWCA of Asheville for an interactive all-ages presentation by Charles Waters, poet and co-author of the new children's book "Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship" which has this as its premise:

A fifth grade boy and girl have to work together on a poetry project, and they're not sure what to write about . . . at first. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to present paired poems about topics including shoes, sports, music, stereotypes, and much more. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, this relatable collection explores different experiences of race, and how we talk about it in twenty-first century America.

Free event with book signing to follow. All ages welcome.

No purchase required, but you can reserve a copy now for $17.99 by following the Tickets link. If you can't make it to the event but would like a signed copy, mention that in the comment section at checkout.