On Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., author Jerod Simon will talk about his book, I’m Naturally Beautiful at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
Mr. Simon has a powerful view of himself as an African-American and recognizes himself as a gifted artist. He says of himself, “I was born a lion in the harsh and beautiful jungle of Miami, Florida. I am grateful to be blessed with the tenacity needed to navigate and survive this existence thus far. I am an artist who enjoys every aspect of creativity.”
Through his beautiful picture book (illustrated by Diandrea Ancrum aka Koyuki Panda), the author is reaching out to young black ladies to embrace their color, to love their skin and their natural hair, and to realize that they can do anything they put their mind to, including becoming a doctor, lawyer or independent business owner . . . to become the “queen” they are destined to be.
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. For more information, call the Welcome Desk at 954-357-6210.
For more information about Broward County Libraries, visit www.broward.org/library.