Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

What makes you happy? We know what makes us happy—an event with poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie! Mariahadessa is coming to talk about her new picture book, LAYLA’S HAPPINESS. In the book, seven-year-old Layla keeps a happiness journal for all the things she loves in life. At the event, Mariahadessa will read from her joyful picture book, answer audience questions, and sign copies.

Spirited and observant, Layla's a child who's been given room to grow, making happiness both thoughtful and intimate. It's her dad talking about growing-up in South Carolina; her mom reading poetry; her best friend Juan, the community garden, and so much more. Written by poet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin, this is a story of flourishing within family and community.

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie was born in Queens, NY. Tallie has performed poetry & taught in the US, Namibia, The Netherlands, Belgium, & England. She has also authored several collections of poetry and is the mother of three galaxies who look like daughters. Ashleigh Corrin is a graphic designer by day, illustrator by night, residing in Northern VA with her husband. Her talent comes from her late Grandmother who has inspired Ashleigh to serve people's unique stories with creativity. With her illustrations, Ashleigh hopes to contribute to good laughs, nostalgia, vulnerability, transparency, and seeing the light in ourselves and others.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Layla's Happiness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592702886
Availability: Available to Order
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Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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