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DeeDee Cummings' In the Nick of Time Story Hour

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Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 2:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86940313185?pwd=cFVSZjdxR0IxNi8xWkNNV3lwYUxDUT09

Meeting ID: 869 4031 3185
Passcode: 352763

DeeDee will be broadcasting from the store - don't hesitate to order your own copy for her to sign and personalize! Link below, or call our stores.

Nick Saint never really put a lot of thought into his name until one snowy day in December when he accidentally receives a letter meant for Saint Nick. Realizing there is not much time left until Christmas, Nick opens the letter. The unexpected message inside ultimately leads him on a journey of understanding poverty, gratitude, and service to others while discovering the real meaning of the holiday spirit.

Nick’s actions and kindness are filled with heartwarming results that even please Santa Claus himself! An endearing story of a little brown boy who helps Santa save Christmas.

Children of all ages and backgrounds who read In the Nick of Time will understand that sometimes the smallest act of kindness can take up the biggest space in someone else’s heart.

 

As a therapist, attorney, CEO of Make A Way Media, and author of fifteen children’s books, Deedee Cummings has a passion for ensuring equality, inclusion, and social justice for the next generation. Since her first book published in 2014, Cummings has been on a mission to help young dreamers and doers “see themselves” in the pages of the books they read. 

 

By the end of 2021, this #OWNVOICES author will have fifteen diverse children’s books to her credit, including the Rapid Release of her Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess five-book series. All fifteen of Cummings’ diverse picture, poetry, and workbooks for kids reflect her professional knowledge and love of life. 

 

Cummings is also the founder and creator of the Louisville Book Festival, a literacy-based celebration in Louisville, KY, celebrated on October 23rd and 24th, 2021. 

 

Deedee Cummings

Author and Owner of MakeaWayMedia.com

Cummings has spent more than two decades working within the family therapy and support field, and much of her writing shares her experiences of working with kids in therapeutic foster care.  Using therapeutic techniques in her stories to teach coping skills, Cummings also strives to lessen the stigma that some people feel when it comes to receiving mental health assistance.

Connect with DeeDee via her other websiteFacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest, and YouTube.

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Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can take up the biggest space in someone else’s heart.

Brittany J. Thurman presents Fly

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Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Masks are required for in-person events.

Pure joy and the power of community radiate from this sweet picture book about a young Black girl’s perseverance and confidence in following her double Dutch dreams.

Africa’s grandmother was a double Dutch legend, and Africa knows she can become the same. Her brother scoffs when she signs up for a double Dutch competition, though—how can she hope to compete when she’s never done it before? But Africa has all the tools she needs: memories of her grandmother, her bestie Bianca’s dance moves, her friend Omar’s rhythm, and her classmates’ Mary Mack timing and cartwheels.

If Africa can pull everything together to jump some winning moves, she might just fly, but it’s the birthmark in the shape of her name that tells her she’s always been a winner.

Brittany J. Thurman is the author of Fly, from Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Brittany holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. During her graduate years at Carnegie Mellon University, Brittany’s plays were produced in Aspen, Colorado, and on New York’s City’s Theatre Row. She is a graduate of Kingston University in London, England, where she spent several years studying theater. She is a former children’s specialist and museum educator, where she advocated for early literacy, reading hundreds of stories to thousands of children across Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brittany currently lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where she holds tight to her elders, her roots, and her childhood home. When Brittany isn't writing, you can catch her biking along Louisville’s waterfront, safely travelling, and spending plenty of time with her family.

Fly Cover Image
By Brittany J. Thurman, Anna Cunha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454873
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Pure joy and the power of community radiate from this sweet picture book about a young Black girl’s perseverance and confidence in following her double Dutch dreams.

Africa’s grandmother was a double Dutch legend, and Africa knows she can become the same.


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If Africa can pull everything together to jump some winning moves, she might just fly!

Your Legacy Virtual Launch Event

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Please join us for a virtual launch event for YOUR LEGACY, a proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors, written by Schele Williams and illustrated by Tonya Engel.

Your story begins in Africa.
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.

Beginning in Africa before 1619, Your Legacy presents an unprecedentedly accessible, empowering, and proud introduction to African American history for children. While your ancestors’ freedom was taken from them, their spirit was not; this book celebrates their accomplishments, acknowledges their sacrifices, and defines how they are remembered—and how their stories should be taught.

 

Schele Williams is a Broadway director committed to cultivating new musicals and devised work. She is directing the upcoming Broadway revivals of Aida (Disney Theatrical Group) and The Wiz, as well as the premieres of Mandela the Musical and Indigo. She has directed at regional theaters and festivals across the country and has a long history of work on Broadway in Rent, Aida, and Motown: The Musical. Passionate about pairing social justice with the arts, Schele is on the steering committee of We Stand United and is a founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization committed to dismantling systemic racism on our streets and stages. She has been a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices for over two decades and serves as Chairperson of the Board. 

Tonya Engel is a self-taught artist living in Houston, Texas. Folk artists of the deep South have influenced her work, as well as contemporary masters such as Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Gustav Klimt. Her bold style is figurative, textured, colorful, and ripe with symbolism. Engel made a spectacular debut in children’s publishing with her illustrations in Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus and published by Lee & Low Books in 2019, and the recently published My Hair is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin.

 

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR YOUR LEGACY:

"A lovingly writtenbeautifully illustrated and stunningly timely book.” --Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming, MacArthur Fellow

 "We are grateful to Schele and her dedication to making our beautiful history accessible to our childrenYour Legacy is an educational and celebratory piece we’ve enjoyed sharing with our family. We are extremely excited for this story to be shared with other families as we continue to celebrate our rich history in this world." --Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Wade, New York Times bestselling authors

"Your Legacy is a beautiful and powerful book that empowers children to reclaim and celebrate their ancestral history with pride. Schele Williams writes with a unique and important lens which will directly impact, inspire, and build confidence in Black youth." -- Elena Favilli, co-author of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

★ A must for every Black child growing up in the Americas and will help other races and ages too. . . A truly powerful perspective shift.” --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

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By Schele Williams, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419748752
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A proud, empowering introduction to African American history that celebrates and honors enslaved ancestors

Your story begins in Africa. 
Your African ancestors defied the odds and survived 400 years of slavery in America and passed down an extraordinary legacy to you.


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Your Legacy is a beautiful and powerful book that empowers children to reclaim and celebrate their ancestral history with pride.

Glennon Doyle in conversation with Alexandra Elle

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:30pm
1295 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us for an evening with our author ambassador Glennon Doyle to celebrate bookstores, readers, and the entire bookish ecosystem.

Pay-what-you-can tickets to benefit booksellers via the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Register for the event here!

"[Booksellers] are — always — people who believe in and deeply invest in communities and art and ideas. And during this pandemic, in which we have lost one local indie per week, we need to prioritize investing in these local businesses who invest so much in us." —Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. An activist, speaker, and thought leader, she is also the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy — raising over $25 million for women, families, and children in crisis, with a most frequent donation of just $25. Glennon was named among OWN Network’s SuperSoul100 inaugural group as one of 100 “awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.” She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

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Independent Bookstore Day

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
1295 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204

One day. Hundreds of bookstores. Fifty states. Join the celebration!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Nowhere else.

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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Release with James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual Zoom Event
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us on Monday, October 5th at 6pm as Carmichael's Kids hosts James Patterson and Kwame Alexander in partnership with the Ali Center as they present their new release, Becoming Muhammad Ali!

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

Synopsis: Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.

Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.

This is a ticketed event. The book must be purchased from Carmichael's Bookstore to receive the Zoom access link.

Zoom access links will be emailed prior to the event. Please note in the comment field that you are purchasing for the event.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316498166
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: jimmy patterson - October 5th, 2020

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit." -- School Library Journal (starred review)  Longlisted for the 2022-2023 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, and nominated for the 2021-2022 Black Eyed


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Story Time with Terry Border

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
1313 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204

From the creator of the popular world of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! comes a wry and witty story in which no snack is safe from the monster that is the Kid. Perfect for fans of Creepy Carrots and A Creepy Pair of Underwear.

They had been warned of the dangers that lurked outside of their packages, but they didn't care. These three snacks were on a mission to have some fun, and no Monster Kids could stop them. The world of the kitchen belonged to Cookie, Pretzel, and Cheese Doodle--or so they thought. But when the three treats find a chilling note from Mom, they know it's time to come up with a plan to save themselves from the horrifying threat of the Kid. What should a smart Cookie and her friends do? Terry Border creates a brand-new, deliciously eerie masterpiece in which the kitchen tables are turned, and after-school snacks become the heroes of a sweet and salty story of survival.

Terry Border is the author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake!; Happy Birthday, Cupcake!; Milk Goes to School; Merry Christmas, Peanut!; and Big Brother Peanut Butter. He is also the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books, calendars, greeting cards, and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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By Terry Border, Terry Border (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740115
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

From the creator of the popular world of Peanut Butter & Cupcake! comes a wry and witty story in which no snack is safe from the monster that is the Kid. Perfect for fans of Creepy Carrots and A Creepy Pair of Underwear.


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