Anita Crawford Clark is celebrating the release of Old to Joy at Avid Reader on February 3rd at 11:00AM

Celebrate Black History Month at The Avid Reader

February is Black History Month! Let’s celebrate with local children’s book author Anita Crawford Clark.

The Avid Reader is thrilled to host local author, Anita Crawford Clark, in celebration of her debut picture book: Old to Joy. Clark wrote and illustrated this heartwarming book about finding beauty everywhere, even at Grandmama’s house.

This event is open to the public and family friendly! Join us on February 3rd from 11:00AM – 12:00PM to chat with Clark and hear excerpts from her book. This event will take place at our downtown Davis location, 617 2nd St.

Anita Crawford Clark is a writer and illustrator of fiction and nonfiction books for children. She began her formal art training at Parsons School of Design. After transferring to UC Davis, she earned her BA in Sociology. A lifelong learner, Clark earned her MFA in Creative Writing and MS in Psychology.

About Old to Joy
When young Joy goes to spend the day with Grandmama, she struggles to find beauty in all the old things at Grandmama’s house. None of it looks or smells quite the same as it does at home. But as the day passes, Grandmama patiently helps Joy discover how the old ways can bring joy to any heart. Debut author-illustrator Anita Crawford Clark celebrates her African American lived experience and family heritage in this intergenerational story that is certain to encourage a healthy-aging mindset among readers of all ages and add a spark of joy to any home, classroom, or library setting.

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