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Dawne Allette: Alligator Shoes (in conversation with Anthony McCarthy)

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Event date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
5928 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Event Location: 
The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio
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The Ivy is thrilled to welcome back Dawne Allette for a reading and conversation about her new book, Alligator Shoes! Dawne will be in conversation with Anthony McCarthy. This event will take place in-person, on The Ivy's back patio.

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Since children don't come with instructions, we're forced to create our own. A collection of experiences from a single mother whose child had the audacity to want to be a physician by the age of four.

Question: How could she help him realize his dream?

Answer: With enthusiasm.

Children are like blank canvases. We get to choose the colors and designs we put on that canvas. If we do a decent enough job, the pride we feel at completion is unparalleled.

Dawne Allette was born in Grenada, West Indies. She is an author, artist, comedienne and motivational speaker. Her books are noted for their lyricism, inspiration and humor. She has authored 7 children's books, 2 biographies, a textbook and a memoir. Mango Samba is her first novel. Ms. Allette currently resides in Baltimore. 

Anthony McCarthy led the communications and public affairs teams for Baltimore Mayors Sheila Dixon, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Catherine Pugh. He is a journalist and public relations professional and has hosted numerous talk radio programs including “The Weekly News Roundup with Anthony McCarthy” on public radio WYPR 88.1 FM and “The Anthony McCarthy Show” on public radio WEAA 88.9 FM. He is former editor-in-chief of The AFRO-American Newspaper and associate publisher of The Baltimore Times. McCarthy was the communications director for Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Kweisi Mfume and has served as an advisor to Mayors Kurt Schmoke, Martin O’Malley, and numerous members of the Baltimore City Council. He is an ordained minister and is a former member of the Baltimore City NAACP executive committee and has also served on the boards of the the Centro de la Comunidad, and Baltimore’s Hispanic Community Center. He is the author of The Visit, a faith based children's book and serves as a regular panelist on the political talk show Square Off with Richard Sher. 

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