Meet the Author - Akilah Newton
Akilah Newton, Author of the popular book series “Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids” and “Movers, Shakers, History Makers: The Canadian Black History Book of Rhymes”, wants to share her love of storytelling with your community! She is thrilled to offer virtual “Meet the Author” sessions where she’ll share her story, read excerpts from her book(s), and answer questions.
Akliah Newton's Biography
Akilah is an activist, entrepreneur and author. She has always had a fascination with the arts and pursued her passion by studying music, drama and dance, and performing in productions at John Abbott College and as a member of the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir. In 2003 she moved to England to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. After earning a BA in Arts, Music & Entertainment Management she returned to Montreal and founded Overture with the Arts (OWTA) in 2009; an organization committed to making the arts accessible to youth from all walks of life. One of OWTA’s most popular programs is their annual Black History Month school tour. The tour visits schools across Canada and educates youth about Canadian Black History using music and spoken word.
Akilah is also the founder of Akilah Newton Projects Inc.; a company that celebrates diversity in ethnicity, gender and orientation through literature, games and art activities and supplies. In 2018 Akilah co-wrote the children’s book Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 1. The book highlights the achievements of Black Canadians whose stories are often left untold. Due to the popularity of the book, in November 2020, Akilah co-wrote and self-published Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 2, which has sold over 3000 copies. Stay tuned for more of her incredible projects and initiatives, including her latest book, "Movers, Shakers, History Makers: The Canadian Black History Book of Rhymes".
Join us for two sessions of this free webinar event in partnership with
East Gwillimbury Public Library
|Session 1 - Thu, February 24, 2022 | 9 a.m to 10 a.m.||Session 2: Thursday, February 24 | 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. |