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April 20 – Berkley Library Presents An Evening with Rochelle Riley

April 20 – Berkley Library Presents An Evening with Rochelle Riley

Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom—Registration required.

In February 2017, Rochelle Riley was reading Twitter posts and came across a series of black- and-white photos of four-year-old Lola dressed up as different African American women who had made history.

Rochelle, a former Detroit Free Press columnist, was immediately smitten. She was so proud to see this little girl so powerfully honor the struggle and achievement of women several decades her senior. Rochelle reached out to Lola’s mom, Cristi Smith-Jones, and asked to pair her writing with Smith-Jones’s incredible photographs for a book.

The goal? To teach children on the cusp of puberty that they could be anything they aspired to be, that every famous person was once a child who, in some cases, overcame great obstacles to achieve. Join us for a conversation designed to inspire readers ages 9 to 90! Register at

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