Brownieland was honored to work with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club (MSRC) to create the video announcing this year’s MSRC book choice, In My Granny’s Garden by Pearl Cleage and Zaron W. Burnette, Jr. with illustrations by Atlanta artist, Radcliffe Bailey.
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club is a program for children ages birth to five and their families and takes place in locations throughout the city of Atlanta over the summer. The program designates a city-wide book choice for infants and children birth through five to share with families at no cost to them. Throughout the summer, libraries, museums, farmers’ markets, and other institutions in Atlanta hold “book club reads” to model research-based methods of reading books with children and will host enrichment events based upon the stories. The books will come to life as children enjoy arts and crafts activities, drama exercises, and other hands-on activities designed to make the language in the stories meaningful to children. Find out more about this incredible program HERE.
According to GEEARS, The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students convenes and coordinates the MSRC which is funded by PNC and the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Along with the funding, the real keys to the program’s success are the efforts of the Atlanta Speech School, the Alliance Theatre, and the dozens of partner organizations who work to sponsor individual activities, distribute books, and spread the word to parents and children.