Deborah Ose-Agyekum '10, Portia Derry and Toby Newsome, publisher, author, and illustrator of the multiple prize-winning children's book Grandma's List, visited Bryn Mawr's campus during International Children's Book Week April 7-10. At two events on campus and a number throughout the wider Philadelphia area, they met with members of the community and shared their work and vision for storytelling and publishing underrepresented children's stories.
Ose-Agyekum is the CEO and publisher of African Buraeu Stories, and the Executive Director of Golden Baobab. Her time at Bryn Mawr led her into her current work, and she was happy to share her experiences and talk about her work in publishing. This was also the first time Portia Derry (author) and Toby Newsome (illustrator) had the opportunity to meet one another.
The events were sponsored by the Bi-Co Education Program with the help of the Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center; Haverford Center for Peace and Global Citizenship; Bryn Mawr Provost's Office; Global Bryn Mawr; English Department; Friends of the Library; Special Collections; Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research; Child and Family Studies; Africana Studies.