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This edition: Behind the Book

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 15, 2017.

First aired: June 7, 2017.

On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre Pierre we tackle the issue of literacy in NYC. We zoom in on a program that’s helping spur children’s imagination by introducing them to authors. We talk about book deserts and the effort to get public school children in poor neighborhoods to read more. Then we visit the New York African Film Festival and reflect on how that event is taking root amongst French-speaking Africans in Harlem.

Guest List

Mahen Bonetti Director, New York African Film Festival

Lacina Coulibaly Dancer/Choreographer

Jessica Green Cinema Director, The Maysles Documentary Center

Yvonne LaRoche 3rd Grade Teacher

Page McBrier Author

Dr. Susan B. Neuman Professor of Childhood and Literacy Education, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Jo Umans Executive Director, Behind the Book

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