Date: August 07, 2021 to August 07, 2021
Where: Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Boulevard,, Duval County, Florida, United States, 32250
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
Join Beaches Museum and the Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. for a book reading for children with Heidi Tyline King, author of "Saving American Beach." The book is a stunning picture book biography that tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved . Written in lyrical, heartfelt prose, King's text depicts the rich life of Ms. Betsch, from her days as a renowned opera singer to becoming a champion for environmentalism. This inspirational true story sheds light on a hidden figure in history who is not often discussed in the classroom, but whose impact has been long lasting. Accompanied by arresting illustrations by award-winning artist Ekua Holmes, this story is sure to inspire readers to stand up for what they believe in. A book signing will follow the reading. This event is free to the public, pre-registration is required. For more information on this event, please call 904-241-5657 or visit www.beachesmuseum.org. Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/3e2KpN4.