Author Angela Dominguez (Stella Diaz Has Something to Say) will speak about the power of personal narratives and inclusive representation in children’s literature at the free community event. Richmond Public School students will also present their original stories and art celebrating diversity in storytelling at this fun event for the whole family.
Hands-on activities will include an illustration station and a craft provided by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Tote bags for young readers will be available. Attendees can also enjoy refreshments throughout the event.
The event is part of Changing the Narrative, a two-year project at Virginia Humanities, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth Racial Healing and Transformation initiative. Changing the Narrative seeks to use stories to empower young Virginians in under-served communities in Arlington, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, and Harrisonburg.