Author Story Time: I is for Immigrants by Selina Alko

Join us on Sunday, June 20th at 12:00pm for the third in a monthly Author Story Time series OUTSIDE in the Industry City bandshell, located in Courtyard 1/2 between buildings 1 and 2. Masks are required and social distancing will be strictly enforced. If necessary, attendance will be capped to maintain a safe gathering size.

In order to make this event as inclusive as possible, it will also be virtual! If you cannot join us in person, you can still view the story time over Zoom. To view the event virtually, register here! If you attend virtually, you may order a copy of Selina Alko’s books through our website below and we will ship signed copies to you.

Brooklyn local author Selina Alko will be reading from her brand new picture bookI is for Immigrants. After the reading, there will be copies of the book available for purchase which the author will then sign for you and your family to enjoy! You can also purchase copies in advance through our online store here!

About the Book: 

This alphabet picture book companion to the popular B Is for Brooklyn weaves together a multitude of immigrant experiences in a concise, joyful package. For readers of Dreamers by Yuyi Morales.

What do African dance, samosas, and Japanese gardens have in common? They are all gifts the United States received from immigrants: the vibrant, multifaceted people who share their heritage and traditions to enrich the fabric of our daily lives. From Jewish delis to bagpipes, bodegas and Zen Buddhism, this joyful ABC journey is a celebration of immigrants: our neighbors, our friends.

About the Author/Illustrator: 

Selina Alko is an award-winning author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including B Is for BrooklynOne Golden Rule at SchoolDaddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama, and The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.


Event date: 
Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event address: 
220 36th Street
Courtyard 1/2 the Bandshell
Brooklyn, NY 11232
I Is for Immigrants Cover Image
By Selina Alko, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250237866
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 15th, 2021