A Black Canadian Culture Celebration - at London Public Library & More

The celebration of the Black history month continues in Canada, this time is in London. Black Canadian history and culture is Canadian history so as such, it will have a spotlight in honoring of black Canadian authors in London this February and organizers of Black History Month are sending out invitations across the city.

A Black Canadian Culture Celebration

The celebaration will officially began on Saturday with an opening celebration at Museum London, but there are still plenty of highlights left until the schedule wraps Feb. 23.

Here some Highlight of the many events taking place.

The African Food Festival, takes place at Trinity United Church - Feb. 15. 2019

The YAYA's Kitchen Pop-up & Supper Club -

A Family Day event at the Central Library co-sponsored by the London Children’s Museum offers free family-friendly activities Feb. 17.

The London Black History Coordinating Committee is hosting a special event at the Children’s Museum, in celebration of Black History Month. Enjoy interactive workshops, art activities, performances and games that the whole family can enjoy together. Plus Princess Tiana will be here.

There will be a nomination for this year’s 17th Annual Black History Month Closing Gala & Reception. Black Community Achievement Awards submissions are open until Feb. 12  Winners will be unveiled at the conclusion of Black History Month Feb. 23 during a closing Gala at Wolf Performance Hall. The closing event also includes performers Chad Price and Alexandra Kane as well as a tribute to Viola Desmond.

For a list of events and more information about Black History Month in London, visit lcclc.( London Black History Coordinating Committee.)

A list of Black Canadian authors displayed by London Public Library

Adult and teen

Scarborough — Catherine Hernandez
The Chaos — Nalo Hopkinson
Any Known Blood — Lawrence Hill
Things are Good Now — Djamila Ibrahum
In The Black — B Denham Jolly
The Return — Dany Laferriere
Policing Black Lives — Robyn Maynard
Learning to breathe — Janice Lynn Mather
Dr Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall — Suzette Mayr
Fifteen Dogs — Andre Alexis
Aluta — Adwoa Badoe

Love Enough — Dionne Brand
I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You — David Chariandy
The Polished Hoe — Austin Clarke
The Motorcyclist — George Elliot Clarke
The Hanging of Angelique Black — Afua Cooper

Washington Black — Esi Edugyan
Independence — Cecil Foster
This book betrays my brother — Kagiso Lesego Molope
Moving Sideways Forward Like a Crab — Shani Mootoo
Fate of Flames — Sarah Raughley
The Stone Thrower — Jael Richardson
The Pain Tree — Olive Senior
Even This Page is White — Vivek Shraya
Personals: Poems — Ian Williams

Children’s novels and nonfiction

The journey of little Charlie — Christopher Paul Curtis
Dragons in a Bag — Zetta Elliott
The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963: a novel — Christopher Paul Curtis
Bud, not Buddy — Christopher Paul Curtis
Oscar lives next door: a story inspired Oscar Peterson’s childhood — Bonnie Farmer, illustrated by Marie Lafrance
The stone thrower — Jael Ealey Richardson, illustrated by Matt James
Black women who dared — Naomi M. Moyer
The kids book of black Canadian history — Rosemary Sadlier, illustrated by Wang Qijun

Children’s picturebooks

Joseph’s big ride — Terry Farish, illustrated by Ken Daley
Malaika’s costume — Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
Dear baobab — Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
Viola Desmond won’t be budged! — Jody Nyasha Warner, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
Please clean up your room! — Itah Sadu, illustrated by Roy Condy
Greetings, Leroy— Itah Sadu, illustrated by Alix Delinois
Africville — Shauntay Grant

For a closer look at this year’s book list, see London Library.
For more see other listed event in the London area: See the Black History Month launches at Museum London.

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