Take Her Lead, Walk YOUR Way
A Children's Book Launch
Join us for an evening at Stone Valley Arts for an interactive book walk and art show
Written by Kara Beste, Take Her Lead, walk YOUR way is a picture book biography for all ages that spotlights women from different time periods, ethnicities, religions, vocations, and ages who have changed lives and redefined the word LEADER. The highlighted women have lead by addressing issues important to humanity, civility, and our society in their own unique way. The poetic biographies are strategically written to emphasize how and why these women are leaders. The book emboldens youth, especially young girls, to stay vigilant and address topics they are passionate about even if it is not “popular” or “accepted” by others and to do so in a way that resonates within them. It inspires and educates our youth to take the lead and make change within our society. It helps young girls to see themselves within these women and realize they too can be leaders and do so in a multitude of ways. It also teaches young minds different character traits that a leader embodies.
The artist, Sarah Elworthy, shared the vision for this book and brought it to life through the traditional Indonesian art form, batiking. Batiking is delicate and intricate handiwork involving many processes. It is a skill that has been passed down from grandmothers to mothers to daughters in Indonesia and Africa. Like women, the batik art form is underrepresented in the world and we would like to change that through children’s literature.
Open to all ages
Sunday, April 26, afternoon/evening - time TBD
Stone Valley Arts