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LitFest: Jael Richardson: The Stone Thrower (A Family-Friendly Event)
Thu, October 20, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MDT
All ages are welcome to join author Jael Richardson and players from the Edmonton Esks for this reading of The Stone Thrower, a new picture book by Jael Richardson with illustrations by Matt James. The book is based on Jael's memoir of the same name, and examines the career of her father, African-American football player Chuck Ealey. Despite the racist taunts he faced at all the games he played in high school, Chuck maintained a remarkable level of dedication and determination. And when discrimination followed him to university and beyond, Chuck Ealey remained undefeated.
This event is presented with support from the Multicultural Education Foundation.