The Northwest African American Museum celebrates Martin Luther King Day this year by giving away books to children, among other activities.
This heritage museum has been closed to the public since March due to Washington State regulations surrounding COVID-19. The Museum pivoted to a number of online programs and launched a literacy program to help Seattle children continue to receive books and support during school closures.
Each month since then, NAAM has given away books to local Pre-K to 12th grade children at family-friendly and school-based youth events throughout the region. The carefully curated books “center, reflect, and affirm Black children, and are written and illustrated by Black authors and artists, with amazing learning within,” as per the Museum’s website.
Martin Luther King Day (January 18)
11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Books & Balls” giveaway with Seattle Sounders FC & Rave Foundation + City of Seattle “Rec’N the Streets” activity kits at Amy Yee Tennis Center Parking Lot. Drive-through event at 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle 98144. Masks required.
For further information on this program, how to volunteer or donate, please see NAAM’s website at https://www.naamnw.org/knowledge-is-power.