Creative Clubhouse Stories is an interactive storytime class that uses children’s literature to explore diverse narratives through theater, music and movement! This month we are celebrating Black History Month! This year, we begin in the 1930s and travel all the way to 2021.
In this class Miss Caitlyn will explore the concept of fairness & self advocacy by investigating racism and discrimination in the children’s book Ron’s Big Mission.
Nine-year-old Ron loves going to the Lake City Public Library to look through all the books on airplanes and flight. Today, Ron is ready to take out books by “himself.” But in the segregated world of South Carolina in the 1950s, Ron’s obtaining his own library card is not just a small rite of passage – it is a young man’s first courageous mission. Here is an inspiring story, based on Ron McNair’s life, of how a little boy, future scientist, and Challenger astronaut desegregated his library through peaceful resistance.
Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm
Classes run for 45 minutes live on Zoom!
Each year our Black History month series shares the stories of influential black folks throughout American history. As we explore their stories, we also explore the contexts that their stories take place in. Through theater, themes around race, racism, discrimination, perseverance, self-advocacy, and creativity are explored. This year, we begin in the 1930s and travel all the way to 2021, ending with a new book by future Black History influencer Amanda Gorman.