It's Welcoming Week and PRINT: A Bookstore welcomes Acholi American musician and now picture book writer OD /Pasqual Bonny and his award-winning co-writer Terry Farish. With local nonprofit I'm Your Neighbor Books, we will be celebrating A Feast for Joseph. The picture book draws the reader into the food and music of the Acholi, a community living in Uganda, Sudan, and worldwide—including our neighborhoods.
In the book, Joseph and Mama have left the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda to settle in Maine. Joseph finds his new home a little too quiet and lonely without his beloved grandmother and the broader Acholi community. Where is the sweet noise of family and friends making and sharing a meal together? Where is the sound of someone playing the awal? An idea to gather people starts in Joseph’s belly and his Dominican American friend Whoosh will, once again, be there to try something new. In a starred review, Kirkus Review called it a “wonderful book that humanizes refugees through a focus on joy in everyday life.”
A Feast for Joseph is a companion book to Joseph’s Big Ride, a book featured this year in the Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival.
The first 10 people to register will get a free, signed copy of the book from I'm Your Neighbor Books. For all others, signed copies will be available.For all others, signed copies will be available.