Chocolate Storytime Premiers at La Pintoresca Library

Chocolate Storytime PostOn the last day of Black History Month 2014, Dr. Ayesha Randall, interim vice president of LACCD BFSA and education instructor at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, premiered her first Chocolate Storytime at La Pintoresca Library in Pasadena, California.

Chocolate Storytime is set in a positive and affirming environment that includes fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Chocolate Storytime builds language acquisition, literacy development, and cooperative team building skills and is a way to expose all children to more images of African American images.

She said, “As a mother of a 6-year old, it is important to bring my daughter around images of herself in a positive and supportive environment.  Recently, she has been noticing differences in her hair and skin color, so I wanted to make sure that I celebrated those characteristics in a public setting.  But although it is a deliberate choice of authors, illustrators, characters, and content, it is still just storytime for the kids, and they had a great time.”

Chocolate Storytime will occur on the last Fridays of March, April, and May of 2014.  For more information, visit

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