Margo Sorenson, author of the picture book Aloha for Carol Ann, published by Marimba Books, will be a featured author at the Duarte Festival of Authors on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Westminster Gardens in Duarte, CA. Margo will also make an appearance by Skype at the 3rd Annual Literacy in a Multicultural World Conference at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on Monday, October 10.
Wade and Cheryl Hudson will be among 500 African-American History Makers who will participate in the 2nd Annual Back to School program on Friday, September 23, 2011. The program is sponsored by the History Makers, the nation’s largest African-American video oral history archive. The African-American history makers will visit schools across the country, sharing personal and professional stories that they hope will motivate and encourage students as they begin a new school year. Among those participating include Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, former Ambassador Andrew Young, actor/rapper Common, singer/actress Melba Moore, Broadway choreographer George Faison, poet Nikki Giovanni, actress Marla Gibbs ("227," "The Jeffersons"), Ambassador Carol Mosely-Braun, actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymah ("In Living Color," "Cosby" and "That's So Raven") and poet/author Sonia Sanchez. Wade & Cheryl will visit a school in East Orange, NJ.
Wade and Cheryl will also attend the Virginia Library Association Annual Conference on October 27 and 28 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, VA.
On Sunday, October 30, the Hudsons will speak and autograph books at the Douglass Park Elementary School in Portsmouth, VA from 2:00 to 4:30. The event is hosted by the Gamma Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha , which sponsors an annual bookfair or author event with Just Us Books every year. The event is free and open to the public.