Sat, Apr 29|
An Afternoon of Family Fun: Reading & Discussion with Author Alyssa Reynoso Morris, "Platanos are Love."
In collaboration with Lola & Tots, Cafe con Libros presents the debut children's book "Platanos are Love." Sales from tickets will be donated to Lola & Tots. ***1 ticket per family.***
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Brooklyn, 1109 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
About the Event
About the Book: A delicious picture book about the ways plantains shape Latinx culture, community, and family, told through a young girl’s experiences in the kitchen with her abuela. Abuela says, “plátanos are love.” I thought they were food. But Abuela says they feed us in more ways than one. With every pop of the tostones, mash of the mangú, and sizzle of the maduros, a little girl learns that plátanos are her history, they are her culture, and—most importantly—they are love.
About the Author: Alyssa Reynoso-Morris is a queer Afro-Latinx/e Dominican and Puerto Rican storyteller. She wears many hats - author, mother, motivational speaker, resume writer, and community organizer. Alyssa was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her partner and daughter. During the day she works with community members, non-profit organizations, and government officials to make the world a better place. Then she puts her writer’s hat on to craft heartfelt stories about home, family, food, and the fun places she has been. Her debut book is called Plátanos Are Love. She hopes you enjoy her stories.
About Lola & Tots: Lola & Tots is a cultural education center redefining work-life balance with a new way to work and play that benefits the entire family. Offering membership-based childcare with co-working benefits, enrichment programming, open play, event space and more.
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