Join The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore on June 16th for a special story time with Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie, Illustrator of the fabulous children’s book Marielle in Paris. Check out the Facebook invite for more information!
Marielle the mouse is a dressmaker and she makes her home in an upside-down flowerpot in Paris. One day, the elegant Madame de Sooree asks Marielle to make nine dresses for her nine daughters—Berenice, Babette, Belle, Bernadette, Blanche, Blondelle, Brie, Brigitte, and Beatrice—for their birthday party.
Marielle tours the city, looking for creative inspiration. But with only ten days until the party, will she be able to deliver the dresses on time? Even after a big wind whooshes through her workroom? Her friend Pierre the pigeon can help, but only if Marielle can overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride over Paris!
Come to the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore next Monday evening for a delightful event with author D. W. Wilson and Dr Declan Wiffen of the University of Kent!
Join us on Wednesday the 13th February between 2pm and 6pm at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore for a creative atelier themed with the fabulous Simone Bendix!
She is one of the authors of Paper Poetry and will introduce you to some simple Valentine heart making and love bookmarks as well as other lovely projects!
Looking forward to seeing you!
NEPHEW & PROTAGONIST
JAMES BALDWIN’s nephew, Téjan Karefa-Smart, will be at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore to speak of his infamous uncle's only children's publication for which he was the inspiration.
"It is not the Black child's language that is in question, it is not his language that is despised: It is his experience. A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demand, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience, and all that gives him sustenance, and enter a limbo in which he will no longer be Black, and in which he knows that he can never become white. Black people have lost too many Black children that way." – James Baldwin
Sunday, December 16 from 12 to 6 pm.
Simone Bendix, ( co-author with her sister Helene Bendix) of Paper Poetry: Creative Paper Cutting,
will be in the bookstore
running a paper cutting workshop,
for all ages.