Adrea Theodore visits Durham Academy

Thursday, February 24, 2022: Adrea Theodore is coming to Durham Academy - Preschool & Lower School

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Who do you see when you look in the mirror? One mother's account of her experience as the only Black child in school serves as an empowering message to her own daughter and children of color everywhere.

Life can be hard for the only brown girl in a classroom full of white students. When the teacher talks about slavery, she can feel all of her classmates staring at her. When they talk about civil rights, she is the one that other kids whisper about on the playground. In those moments, she wants to slip away or seep into the ground; and she wonders, is that all you see when you look at me? Inspired by her daughter's experience in school as well as her own, Adrea Theodore's debut picture book is a powerful testament to the past as well as a benediction for the future.

Adrea Gist Theodore (MD, MPH) is a mom, a pediatrician, and a children’s book author living in Durham, North Carolina. Growing up on Long Island, Adrea was the quintessential bookworm, almost always with a book in her hand. Her love of reading, writing, and language has continued to grow throughout the years; and with her own child, Adrea began to revisit the favorite stories from her childhood. When not writing, Dr. Theodore works in a local child advocacy center (CAC) with children being evaluated for abuse or neglect. Every child she sees there also has a story to tell.


A History of Me By Adrea Theodore, Erin Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adrea Theodore, Erin Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823442577
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - January 18th, 2022