Ziggy and Orly Marley: “Little John Crow”

Sun Aug 14, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm CT


Join The American Writer's Museum for a special afternoon with famous reggae artist, Ziggy Marley! Ziggy and Orly Marley will read and discuss their recent children’s book Little John Crow, beautifully illustrated by Gordon Rowe. 

After being left behind by his animal friends, Little John Crow must come to terms with what it means to be part of a community when you are a vulture. Set against a backdrop of Jamaica’s lush Blue Mountain, Little John Crow explores the complexities of friendship with humor and heart. Perfect for fans of Maurice Sendak and Ashley Bryan, the warmth of Gordon Rowe’s illustrations beautifully complements the Marleys’ empathy-driven storytelling. The humorous tale does not sanitize or oversimplify social dynamics for its young readers, but rather shows that true community offers a place and a purpose for everyone. The Marleys will sign books following the event!

The event is free with general admission! Adults are $14, Seniors (65+) and Students are $9. Children 12 and under and AWM members are free. Teachers will also receive complimentary admission for this event and can earn professional development hours for attending.


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