Tag: children’s book

Book Review: ‘There’s an Alligator in Audubon Park!’

By Rachel Dangermond One of the facts about young minds is children like scary stories that produce pleasurable anxiety. In Gina Minor Allen’s book the alligator fills the role of dread in the plot. Little do we know as we turn the pages that it is…

Interview with Carole Boston Weatherford

Congo Square is the sacred home of enslaved Africans and their descendants in New Orleans. In Louisiana’s French and Spanish colonial era of the 18th century, slaves were often allowed Sundays off from work. During their “off days” enslaved Africans would drum and dance. The ritual continues. Every Sunday, African…