Available for IN-PERSON visits in: Saskatoon
Home Province: Saskatchewan
Genre: Picture Books
Target Audience: Kindergarten – Grade 8
Cost for School and Public Virtual Presentation with CCBC subsidy: $200.00, plus applicable taxes
Little Black Heroes
In this workshop, I will share an oral reading of my book, Little Black Lives Matter. Students will learn a little bit about the history and importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, and then will have a chance to research a Black hero of their choice. Students will use what they learned to become writers themselves and create their very own rhyming couplet about that person.
This workshop includes and introduction to rap music for young people, where they will get to engage with the art form and experiment with their very own hip-hop cypher. I will also include a reading from my book, Welcome to the Cypher.
Little Black Lives Matter. Seven Stories Press / Triangle Square, January 2023. ISBN: 978-1644211878 (hardcover) / 978-1644211861 (board book).
Welcome to the Cypher. Annick Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781773215631 (hardcover).
Khodi Dill is a Bahamian-Canadian author, spoken word artist, and anti-racist educator from Saskatoon. Centering equity at the heart of his practice, Khodi hopes that his work will engage people of all ages in social justice and the arts. Dill is the author of the picture book Welcome to the Cypher, introducing young people to the transformative power of rap music. His forthcoming picture book Little Black Lives Matter is now available for pre-order everywhere. For more information, visit thegreygriot.com or follow @KhodiDill on social media.