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We are so excited to be one of the community sponsors of the upcoming event,  “Conversation & Homecoming” with Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford! Carole is a non-fiction picture book author for children, and her son, Jeffery, has illustrated three of her books. They will be discussing Carole’s third book, the just released KIN follows their enslaved ancestors from slavery in colonial Maryland to Civil War battlefields to the founding of all-Black, Reconstruction-era villages in Talbot County. On their quest to trace family lineage and reclaim ancestral narratives, mother and son discovered local lore that they descend from African royalty. The event coming up on February 24th at The Avalon Theatre in Easton, and it is FREE to the public!

Event Details can be found here.

Conversation and Homecoming - WHCP - Avalon Theatre

Baltimore-born and raised (and now based), New York Times bestselling author Carole Boston Weatherford has been hailed by HuffPost as a “master of picture book nonfiction.” She writes the kind of books she wishes she’d had to read as a child—ones where people of color are authentically represented.

For her third collaboration with her illustrator son, Jeffery Boston Weatherford, the just released KIN follows their enslaved ancestors from slavery in colonial Maryland to Civil War battlefields to the founding of all-Black, Reconstruction-era villages in Talbot County. On their quest to trace family lineage and reclaim ancestral narratives, mother and son discovered local lore that they descend from African royalty.

They have conjured the voices of their kin, creating an often painful but ultimately empowering story of who their people were in a breathtaking book that is at once deeply personal yet all too universal. The mother-son duo hope that KIN will inspire others to research their genealogy and to collect their families’ stories.