Instagram Live Read Aloud | A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart

Join Caitlyn as she reads A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart and leads an activity live on NYCCT's Instagram! Sign up to be reminded about the read aloud 15 minutes before we go live!

Join Caitlyn as she reads A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart and leads an activity live on NYCCT’s Instagram!

Friday, February 25th at 4pm

Summertime is filled with joy―skateboarding and playing basketball―until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace.

In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting―through grief and protests, healing and community―with washes of color as vibrant as his words.

Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers―children and adults alike―talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us.


This free read aloud and activity culminates our Black History month series. Throughout the month of February, we shared the stories of influential black folks throughout American history. As we explored their stories, we also explored the contexts that their stories take place in. Through theater, themes around race, racism, discrimination, perseverance, self-advocacy, and creativity were explored. This year, we began in the 1930s and traveled all the way to 2021, ending with a new book by future Black History influencer Amanda Gorman.

 

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