The Children’s Department invites families to visit their Black History Month StoryWalk!
Stop by the outside of the Massillon Public Library building anytime from February 13 – February 25 to read Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeannette Winter.
“Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song’s directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that’s compelling. A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”
Begin your walk in the Camille Leslie Memorial Garden on Lincoln Way East and read your way to our Second Street Entrance. Visitors are welcome to email photos of their children on the StoryWalk® to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible posting on our Facebook page.
For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-9831, x317.