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The King's English and Brain Food Books Bring Authors and Books to Northwest

This fall, The King’s English generously sponsored two authors and an artist who shared their passion for books with Northwest students. Brain Food Books provided Northwest students with copies of the two authors’ newly, published books.

In September, the fabulous mother-son team, Carole and Jeffery Weatherford shared their newest collaboration, Kin: Rooted in Hope. Through powerful poems and striking art, the novel chronicles a multi-generational family history of a Black family tree shaped by enslavement and freedom. After presenting in the auditorium, the Weatherfords hosted a small group of students in the library to talk about the art and craft of writing and illustrating. This group of students received a signed copy of the book.

Ms. Weatherford has authored over 70 books. Her books have received numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award and four Caldecott Honors. Her son, Jeffery Weatherford, is an award-winning illustrator. His specialty is scratchboard art. Mr. Weatherford has exhibited his art in the U.S., West Africa, and the Middle East.

In October, author Jessica Kim visited with students about her latest published book, Make a Move, Sunny Park! This uplifting story is about seventh-grader Sunny Park whose story teaches readers about friendship--how to make friends, how to let go of them, and how to be your own best friend. Ms. Kim writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Ms. Kim spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades before becoming an author.

A big shout out to The King’s English and Brain Food Books for making these book donations and author visits possible! The Northwest community is so grateful!

Weatherford Picture Gallery

Jessica Kim Picture Gallery