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A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

September 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A free online program on Saturday afternoon September 26, at 3:45, courtesy of the Larchmont Public Library, for young people from kindergarten through fifth or sixth grade — a reading of a picture book that tells a civil rights story that can help youngsters connect with some of the events that are going on now. 

       This picture book, A RIDE TO REMEMBER, tells the civil rights story behind the Carousel on the National Mall and the good that can happen when people — young and old — come together to right a terrible wrong. There are art materials that will be available, prepared by our wonderful illustrator, Floyd Cooper, that can give young people a chance to engage with the story and its message after the program is over. 

      Below is a link to registration information for the program — and also a link that gives more information on the book.

      Best wishes,

      Amy Nathan, co-author with Sharon Langley of: A RIDE TO REMEMBER: A Civil Rights Story, with illustrations by Coretta Scott King winner, Floyd Cooper.

(Abrams Books/2020)

Registration information for the September 26 program:


A Ride to Remember: Local Author Visit by Amy Nathan on Zoom 

Saturday, September 26

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Grades K-5. Saturday, September 26 at 3:45 pm. Join Larchmont resident Amy Nathan for a reading and discussion of her book, which received starred reviews from two review journals. It tells the civil rights story behind the Carousel on the National Mall and the good that can happen when people come together and work to right a terrible wrong.

Download an activity guide and coloring sheets to do after the event here.

Register online to receive a Zoom invitation.


Information about the book:

“Delivers a beautiful and tender message about equality from the very first page.” 

Kirkus Reviews

A RIDE TO REMEMBER:  A Civil Rights Story

by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan

Illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award Winner Floyd Cooper

Abrams Books (2020) — ISBN 978-1-4197-3685-8



September 26
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm