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Saving American Beach with Author Heidi Tyline King

Saving American Beach with author Heidi Tyline King

Florida Humanities and Tallahassee-based independent bookstore Midtown Reader are hosting a virtual reading event with Heidi King, author of Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch. This book reading is part of many local events happening across the country as part of the National Book Festival, Sept . 17-26.

This heartfelt picture book biography, illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and her fight to preserve the legacy of American Beach, a famous all-Black beach in Amelia Island, Florida. King has written many books for adults, but this is her first children’s book.

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Date/time: September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Heidi Tyline King, Author

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Lashonda Curry

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