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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Storytime: Everything Naomi Loved [pre-recorded]
Katie Yamasaki
Katie Yamasaki
Everything Naomi Loved

Picture books offer some of the best openings for family discussions of social justice issues, so this year, we’re pleased to offer several conversations with the creators of new picture books that tackle timely themes in terms that will resonate with all members of the family. In her new picture book, muralist Katie Yamasaki writes about a young girl who loves her vibrant city block (“It wasn’t pretty but it was alive!”) and mourns its rapid change into a place she no longer recognizes. Everything Naomi Loved offers a concrete, child-centered portrait of gentrification and, as Publishers Weekly notes in a starred review, “champions the power of ordinary people to preserve what’s lost through art.” Watch Yamasaki read her book in this on-demand video, and then tune in on October 9 for a live Q&A with author and racial justice educator Francie Latour.