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Second Saturday in September: Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABCs

Author Valrie Kemp-Davis

Chef Poopa Mikey

Chef Poopa Mikey

Reading and Singalong, with Author Valrie Kemp-Davis and Chef Poopa Mikey of the One Love Project
Saturday, September 8, 2018

10 to 11 am

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
Open to the Public

Valrie Kemp-Davis will introduce children to the Jamaican One Love Project – “The world is smaller, the heart is larger, the love is bigger” – by reading her children’s book, Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABC’s. Jamaican Mi Seh Mi ABC’s is a 60-page children’s book written by Valrie Kemp-Davis and illustrated with a kaleidoscope of warm and vibrant imagery by Michael Talbot. It takes the classical alphabet book approach and puts a dancehall deejay spin to it, exploring lessons about about cultural heritage, inclusion, and anti-bullying through the Jamaican motto “out of many, one!” This book weaves various aspects of the Jamaican culture into every page, culminating with a detailed glossary at the end.

After the story, children will join Valrie in song and then get to taste a Jamaican treat made by Chef Poopa Mikey.

Designed for children from kindergarten through third grade.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; registration recommended. Please click here to register.

Questions? Contact us at or 312-255-3610.