Stamford teacher's children book inspired by Black history

Yvette Cole participated in a book reading at the Harry Bennet Branch of Ferguson Library in Stamford Saturday.

Angelica Toruno and Rose Shannon

Feb 24, 2024, 5:49 PM

Updated 52 days ago

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A Stamford kindergarten teacher is promoting Black history with her children's book.
Yvette Cole participated in a book reading at the Harry Bennet Branch of Ferguson Library in Stamford Saturday.
Cole, who teaches at Toquam Elementary School, is the author of "Harriet's Dinner Party."
In the book, a girl named Destiny finds herself at Harriet Tubman's house for a dinner party featuring Black historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.
During the reading, Cole tries to promote discussions by bringing in accessories to keep children engaged.
"So for my readings I like to bring in props because a lot of kids are hands-on, their visual learners so I have props and I can explain. It helps me better explain the pictures to them, so that's why I think is a little different," says Cole.
Cole says it is important teach children about the courage Black historical figures embodied and encourages them to kind and brave.
Cole will have another book reading at Darien Public Library on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.


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