Saturday July 20th 1-3pm at our 18th St Store: 30th Anniversary Celebration for MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS

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Books of Wonder is proud to present a 30th Anniversary celebration of John Steptoe's MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS with three award-winning authors & illustrators on Saturday, July 20th from 1-3pm.

In 1987, the late and legendary John Steptoe published Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, a Cinderella tale against the backdrop of Zimbabwe. When published, the New York Times stated, “Mr. Steptoe's … illustrations have a muted brilliance and luminosity.” Award-winning artist John Steptoe’s rich cultural imagery of Africa earned him the Coretta Scott King Award and the 1988 Caldecott Honor. The book also went on to win the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and was featured on Reading Rainbow.

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Baby Says, and Stevie were reissued last year with a new introduction from Mr. Steptoe's daughter, Bweela Steptoe. We’ll gather with Ms. Steptoe, and award-winning author and illustrators Pat Cummings, Jerry Pinkney, and Tiffany D. Jackson (2019 winner of the John Steptoe New Talent Award). The panel will discuss what has changed in children’s publishing for authors and illustrators of color and the journey ahead. Saturday, July 20th from 1-3pm at our 18th St store. Ages 6+.

For additional information and RSVPs, please check out our Books of Wonder Eventbright.

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