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Family First Presented by Novant Health: Callaloo Kids Puppeteers + Performance

Book reading, 3-7; Storytelling: All ages
$5 adults; $3 youth (18 & under); free for members & HRS
  • About This Program

    Two experiences, one exciting program. Enter the world of the Callaloo Kids (pronounced KAH-LAH-LOO) – Winston, Marisol and Zoe in a magical performance workshop and interactive book reading that explore puppetry and improvisation theater. The creators of the Callaloo Kids children’s book series, Marjuan Canady (writer) and Nabeeh Bilal (illustrator), will lead two action-packed sessions based on the final book in the Callaloo Kids trilogy, Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, which takes readers on a journey from the Gullah Sea Islands to the imaginary island of Sankofaland.

    Book Reading with Puppets | Book Signing | Q&A
    10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Ages 3-7 and caregivers

    Interactive Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    All ages

    Attend one or both sessions for the same price.

    About The Artist

    About the artistsCallaloo, founded in 2013, by Washington, D.C.-based creatives Marjuan Canady Nabeeh Bilal, is a children’s media brand that creates, produces, and distributes educational content that encourages literacy, cultural understanding and social awareness for children. Callaloo has partnered with notable institutions such as the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, Sesame Street, Washington Nationals, National Park Service, Sankofa Bookstore, Children’s National Medical Center, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, DC Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, Kipp Charter Schools, Kweli TV, Rainbow Me Kids and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, to name a few.

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

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