Dare Coulter visits Chapel Hill High School

Thursday, April 18, 2024: Dare Coulter is coming to Chapel Hill High!

Important Info for Ordering:

  • Be sure to list your STUDENT'S NAME and TEACHER'S NAME in the order comments section during checkout.
  • The book will be signed by Dare Coulter and personalized for the student.
  • We will automatically apply a 10% discount to all books ordered for this event! We will manually apply the discount before we process it.
  • We'll deliver the books to CHHS; there are no shipping charges!
  • All orders must be received by noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

#1 New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.

With stunning mixed-media illustrations by Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winning artist Dare Coulter, this is a potent book for those who want to speak the truth. Perfect for family sharing, the classroom, and homeschooling.

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people's struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.


Dare Coulter (she/her) is an award-winning artist, muralist, and sculptor whose primary artistic objective is to create positive imagery of black people and families. She received the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for her art in An American Story. She lives in North Carolina but intends to have a global presence by installing sculptures depicting black joy around the world. She invites you to visit her at darecoulter.com and can be found on Instagram and Twitter @darecoulter.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 10:30am
Event address: 
Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
An American Story (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316473125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023