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

September 28 at 7:00pm

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History
author Schele Williams, illustrator 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. This will be an engaging, family-friendly 45-minute event with author Schele Williams, illustrator Tonya Engel, and surprise guests, exclusively for customers of indie bookstores. In order to attend the event, customers must sign up with this link:

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/your-legacy

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. 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.

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.


Pre-Order Today! The first 20 orders will receive signed bookplates with their books!


★ 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
Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History
Schele Williams (Author)
Tonya Engel (Illustrator)

$19.99
The first 20 orders will receive signed bookplates with their books!