We welcome you to join us for a book launch and signing event for My Mother Was A Nanny, a children’s book by author, illustrator and visual artist Laura James.
In this new vibrant and spirited picture book, artist Laura James pays homage to her childhood in Brooklyn, Caribbean immigrants, and to her mother, a homemaker who wore many hats. Often relegated to the background, nannies and domestic workers are seldom the topic of children’s stories, yet Ms. James achieves at once a deeply personal and relatable story.
Audiobook narrator Sharon Gordon will perform a reading of My Mother Was A Nanny and Ms. James will speak about how she came to write this book and what it means to tell a children’s story with big topics including economy, religion, immigration, and love. After discussion and Q & A, Ms. James will be available to sign copies of the book.
This event accompanies the exhibition My Mother Was A Nanny, located in the Central Library’s Youth Wing.