Screening 2/28 – ZARAFA

 

ZARAFA
Saturday, February 24, 2018
1pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library

Synopsis:  In collaboration with DiasporaU and The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a community film screening of the family film, Zarafa.

Inspired by a historical giraffe known today as Zarafa, this film tells the story of the everlasting friendship between Maki, a ten-year-old orphaned Sudanese boy who has been sold into slavery, and an orphaned giraffe.

 

The Other Side


Synopsis: Clover’s mom says it isn’t safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups’ rules by sitting on top of the fence together.


 

This Is The Rope


Synopsis: The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.


 

Each Kindness


Synopsis: This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they’ve put it down.