Town Stages ( 221 West Broadway)
Babes-in-arms though early elementary kids are welcome at a fun drop-in storytime featuring progressive read-aloud favorites. Hear the history of a protest by the bestselling author of A is for Activist, explore figures who were Young, Gifted, and Black, and share a layered Chinese fairytale retelling of the The Emperor’s New Clothes. Children are encouraged to ask questions after each story, as they (and their parents) learn how to raise their own voices. A guided dialogue between these popular authors will follow the readings, encouraging audience participation. With Innosanto Nagara, Jamia Wilson, and Ying Chang Compestine.