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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEB. 28 LISTINGS

 

FEB 28

Andrew Craig Productions
with Lula Music and Arts Centre
The Brothas Concert
February 28, 2013
Lula Music and Arts Centre, 1585 Dundas St. W.,
Toronto, ON M6J 1T9
Ticket Prices: $20 show only, $55 dinner & show
http://andrewcraig.me

The Brothas Concert brings together 14 of Toronto’s Black keyboard players on one stage, for one extraordinary night of music! In a wide range of musical styles, and in everything from solo to full group numbers, the Brothas will put three generations of virtuosi from Toronto’s Black community on full display!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black History Month 2013

Recommended reading for adults, teens and children in celebration of Black History Month.

 

Daughters who walk this path : a novel

Kilanko, Yejide, 1975-

A young girl, who comes of age in a culture where her abuse is treated with silence by her family, finds safety, support and the will to overcome her negative experience. (adult)

 

Directions home : approaches to African-Canadian literature

Clarke, George Elliott

This collection of essays on topics such as the Canadian slave narratives, church histories and contemporary drama provides a comprehensive analysis of African-Canadian texts and writers to date. (adult)

 

“Go to school, you’re a little black boy” : the honourable Lincoln M. Alexander : a memoir

Alexander, Lincoln M. (Lincoln MacCauley), 1922-

The events that shaped his life and the message of the power of education are at the core of this autobiography of the late Honourable Lincoln Alexander. (adult)

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Harriet Tubman : freedom seeker, freedom leader

Sadlier, Rosemary.

The achievements and contributions of Harriet Tubman, former slave and well-known abolitionist, are presented in this new biography which includes contributions from Harriet’s Canadian and American descendants. (adult)

 

I am my father’s son : a memoir of love and forgiveness

Hill, Dan, vocalist.

Award winning singer-songwriter Dan Hill discusses his relationship with his father. Sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, this autobiography lays bare the personal life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. (adult)

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In the black : new African Canadian literature

This mix of short fiction, poetry, dub poetry and hip-hop combines to form a collection of “fresh” writings by eleven African-Canadian authors. (adult)

 

Jamaicans in Canada : when ackee meets codfish

Produced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, this collection of biographical sketches profiles the Canadian contribution of prominent Jamaican-Canadians. (adult)

 

One more river to cross

Prince, Bryan, 1951-

This biography of fugitive slave Isaac Brown chronicles his quest for freedom and his eventual settlement in Chatham, Ontario via the Underground Railroad. (adult)

 

The power of a promise : life lessons encountered on my journey from illiteracy to lawyer

Martin, Lesra, 1963-

The author shares the secret of his success and the keys that will help you realize your dreams. His experiences are featured in the National Film Board of Canada’s documentary, The Journey of Lesra Martin. (adult)

 

The stone thrower : a daughter’s lessons, a father’s life : a memoir

Richardson, Jael Ealey, 1980-

The author traces the life of her father, former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey, from Portsmouth, Ohio to the Canadian Football League in the early 1970s and reveals the truth about her identity. (adult)

 

Chasing freedom : a novel

Wesley, Gloria.

In this historical fiction, Sarah and her grandmother, Lydia, arrive in Birchtown, Nova Scotia. Hoping to start a new life they struggle in a place that offers them few opportunities. Can they survive under these conditions? (teens)

 

Basodee : an anthology dedicated to Black Canadian youth

This collection of youth poems, essays and stories explores what it means to be young, Black and Canadian. (teens)

 

Far from over : the music and life of Drake, the unofficial story

Higgins, Dalton.

Toronto rapper and multi-talented entertainer, Drake, is front and centre in this unofficial biography about his phenomenal rise to success from starring in Degrassi: The Next Generation to international superstardom. (teens)

 

Jarome Iginla : how NHL’s first Black captain gives back

Mortillaro, Nicole, 1972-

Trailblazer and role model, Jarome Iginla, inspires Black youth in this quick read about his life as an elite athlete in the National Hockey League. (children)

 

Not out

McLean, Dirk, 1956-

Having been recently tossed from his school baseball team, Dexter decides to try out for cricket, only to encounter difficulties due to his jealous squad captain. (children)

 

The city speaks in drums

Grant, Shauntay.

In dub poetry style, this book takes you on a journey through the splendid sounds of an urban jungle. With rhythm and rhyme, you can almost feel the beat in your feet and in your heart as you read each page. (children)

 

The mighty Miss Malone

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Twelve-year-old Deza and her family leave home in search of her father who has been looking for work in another city. A heart-wrenching story about an African-American family struggling to overcome hardship during the Great Depression. (children)

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Viola Desmond won’t be budged!

Warner, Jody, 1969-

In 1946, unsung hero, Viola Desmond stood up to racial segregation by refusing to give up her seat on the main floor of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia. Her struggle for equality is exemplified in this simple picture book. (children)

 

When I get older : the story behind “Wavin’ flag”

K’Naan

Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, singer, and songwriter K’naan tells his own story about Wavin’ Flag, the international anthem that shot to mega popularity during World Cup 2010. (children)

 

February 3, 2013


Kuumba Gospel Lounge
Sunday, February 3, 2013

 
 
 

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