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“This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country’s obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are teased at school, this book can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone and in normalizing their experiences.”

—Eve L. Ewing

In Missing Daddy, a little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this book illuminates the heartaches of dealing with missing a parent and shows that a little girl's love can overcome her father's incarceration. It is written by Mariame Kaba (@PrisonCulture) and illustrated by bria royala Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist.

Mariame Kaba is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a long-term vision to end youth incarceration. She will be joined by founder/CEO of WE GOT US NOW Ebony Underwood. WE GOT US NOW is a national movement build by. led by and about children and young adults impacted by parental incarceration.

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FREE
Date:
Tuesday, October 15
7pm–8:30pm
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Bookstore Cafe & Bar
126 Crosby St
New York, NY, 10012
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