Saturday Children’s Story Hour

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Travel across time and visit different parts of the world through the magic of reading. Our books acquaint us with people, places, and events (both real and fictional) that shape our understanding of African Americans, others in the African diaspora, and peoples of the African continent.


Louise Brown and Mary K. Kroeger, wrote Fly High: The Story of Bessie Coleman, to inform us about an early twentieth century aviator who learned to operate aircraft in France at a time when flight schools in the US were closed to black people. “Brave Bess,” the first black pilot in the country, captivated audiences with her daring air shows. She also encouraged black children to reach for the sky.


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African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200