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DONATE HERE. Select the amount of your gift and designate to the Tuskegee Airmen Event (Glascock Challenge Fund)
Mother/Son Duo Share Tuskegee Airmen Story Through Poems and Art.
Howard County Library System (HCLS) will host a special literary experience for 80 Elkridge Landing Middle School students on November 20. The students will have an opportunity to meet the Weatherfords, an author/illustrator duo whose award-winning verse novel You Can Fly:The Tuskegee Airmen, honors the U.S. military’s first African American pilots. The students will view an on-site art exhibition of 25 original scratchboard illustrations by Jeffery Weatherford and attend a special presentation by both the illustrator and author Carole Weatherford. Each student will also receive a signed copy of their book.
Funding for the experience will come in part from the second annual Glascock Challenge issued in honor of Kathleen S. Glascock who worked for the Howard County Public School System as a media specialist at Clarksville Middle School. According to her husband Robert, “Kathy was an avid reader her entire life who found joy in sharing her love of books with her students and encouraging their growth through reading.” In 2016 Mr. Glascock established the tribute fund in her name for children/youth literacy and education at Howard County Library System. Last year the Glascock Challenge raised more than $2,700 to fund an appearance by New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds. One hundred students attended that event and each received a signed copy of Mr. Reynolds book, For Every One.
DONATE HERE by selecting amount and designate your gift to the Tuskegee Airmen Event (Glascock Challenge Fund) or by calling Rita Hamlet 410-313-7799
The Weatherfords appearance is presented in partnership with Books With A Past, Citizens for MD Libraries, Elkridge Rotary Club and sponsored by Kathleen S. Glascock Fund and HoCoPoLitSo.