Each year for the past decade, Park's faculty and staff have gathered to create community through the Park Readers, a year-long book group. This year's theme, Wakanda Forever: Black YA Fantasy, has been a thrilling exploration of diviners, witches, and zombies, while also a consideration of African and African-American culture and history. The books being discussed are Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone, Justina Ireland's Dread Nation, and Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch. The books are all available in Park's library collection for check out.
Students in Kindergarten, Grade II, and Grade III enjoyed presentations by the prolific children's book creator Melissa Stewart. The author of a staggering 191 works of nonfiction, Ms. Stewart expertly explained the book making journey from idea to publication, with lots of revisions in between!