Join CMA and local author Dr. Carlotta Penn for an interactive family program, including a screening of The Turtle With an Afro cartoon, an animated short based on her new book, The Turtle With an Afro.The Turtle With an Afro is a children’s picture book written by Columbus educator and author, Carlotta Penn, and illustrated by Audy Popoola, a Maryland-based artist. Animations are by Claudia Jackson and Pedro Fequiere. This fun, lyrical story of a Turtle who loves her Afro is a celebration of curly, kinky, coily hair in all its forms, and a lesson on self-love and acceptance. A fantastic, fabulous, feisty story!
Penn is an educator and creative who believes in justice and in the power of arts and literature to activate change in the world. Watch her “Lifting Black Voices in Children’s Books” Ted Talk. Register to receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID. We are pleased to share these programs with our community at no cost. If you are able, please add-on a donation at registration and provide critical support for CMA’s creative programming and imagination-expanding learning experiences that benefit all ages throughout our region.