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StoryWalk: "Black is a Rainbow Color" by Angela Joy - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Event Dates

  • 09/23/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/24/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/25/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/26/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/27/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/28/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/29/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 09/30/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/01/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/02/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/03/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/04/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/05/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/06/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/07/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/08/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/09/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/10/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/11/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/12/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/13/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • 10/14/2020 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Event Description

Come out the Lussier Family Heritage Center prairie trails for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy. The book starts just past the Prairie Learning Center sign (behind the Pollinator Garden). A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.


From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall's back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a deeper sentiment about the incredible people who helped change the world and a community that continues to grow and thrive.

Stunningly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ekua Holmes, Black Is a Rainbow Color is a sweeping celebration told through debut author Angela Joy’s rhythmically captivating and unforgettable words.

Note: Due to COVID-19 the Lussier Family Heritage Center bathroom facilities are closed. A porta-let is available for use near the campground. 

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Location

Lussier Family Heritage Center

Prairie Learning Center (adjacent to our building)

3101 Lake Farm Road

Madison, WI 53711

Contact

HeritageCenter@countyofdane.com or 608-224-3604

Categories: Health & Fitness, Kids & Family, Parks, Talk or Workshop