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Author: Alphabet Rockers, You Are Not Alone

Saturday, 2/26/2022
11:00 - 11:45

Listen as the Grammy-nominated team read You Are Not Alone, a debut picture book that empowers kids to love their beautiful selves, celebrate their identities, stand up to hate and have each other's backs no matter what. Then, move the furniture to create a dance floor or bring your device outside to continue the celebration with movement. For kids and their families.

Watch on YouTube.

 

Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. Our families need content that is healing, that reflects who we are and empowers us—that embraces Black liberation, Queer liberation, Indigenous rights, immigrant rights and intersectionality. Alphabet Rockers curates this content with the community, centering children’s voices. They amplify authentic stories and interrupt the patterns that got us here. Witness how they do this collective work—Join us in the embodiment of real change.

 

Founded by Kaitlin McGaw (she/her) and Tommy Shepherd (he/him/they), this intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop. Their GRAMMY-nominated 2018 album, Rise Shine #Woke reached 300K kids and families since its release, inspiring American kids to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves. Their second GRAMMY-nominated album The Love (2019) lifts up voices of the trans, two-spirit and gender non-conforming communities. On The Love, you hear the intergenerational sound of the Rockers, with Kali de Jesus (he/him), Lillian Ellis (she/her/hers), Maya Fleming (she/her) and Tommy Shepherd III (he/him) joining McGaw & Shepherd in anthems for change.

 

Alphabet Rockers - Website


Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

Enjoy performances, talks and workshops that celebrate movement and the musical arts.

Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.


This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.


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