On Feb. 25, 2022, Stonebridge World School (4530 Lyndale Ave. S.) hosted its first-ever Authors in STEM event. The event connected Twin Cities Black authors and illustrators with hundreds of Stonebridge students in preschool through eighth grade for activities such as storytimes, question and answer sessions, and signed book giveaways. The event was organized through a partnership with the Fostering Opportunities and Relationships in STEM Education (FORSE) program through the Minnesota Academy of Science (MAS). Participating professionals included:
• Guy Brown, meteorologist for KARE 11 and author of Look Up to See What the Weather Will Be and the companion activity journal My Weather Journal. (TOP LEFT)

• Crown Shepherd, reading advocate and author of Black Boy, Black Boy (BOTTOM LEFT)

• Nadvia Davis, author of Grant Practices Math with Manners (TOP RIGHT)

• Eric Childs, literacy advocate, owner of Mind’s Eye comics store, and graphic designer


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