Kathleen Benson

The Reading Circle, Mount Morris Park

Upcoming Guest Appearances

August 8, 2018
Reading of Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews at The Reading Circle, Marcus Garvey Park, New York City Parks and Recreation


Recent Guest Appearances


January 22, 2018, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
James Haskins and Literary Activism
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

January 13 and 14, 2016
Readings and discussions of Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews, University of Florida's George A. Smathers Special and Area Studies Collections Baldwin Speaker Series.

August 12, 2015 and August 15, 2016
Reading of Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews at The Reading Circle, Marcus Garvey Park, New York City Parks and Recreation

June 6, 2015
Reading of Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews, La Casa Azul 3rd Birthday Party Celebration, La Casa Azul Bookstore

June 6,2015
Reading and art activity based on Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews, organized by Community Works and Schomburg Education, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

April 15, 2015
Reading and art activity based on Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews, Museum of the City of New York

February 17, 2015
Meet the Author: Kathleen Benson and Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews. Children’s Museum of Manhattan

February 7, 2015
Book signing and tea, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY, in collaboration with The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature

January 23, 2015
Chauncey DeVega Show, CUNY-TV, discussing Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews

Selected Works

Children's Nonfiction
A biography of the influential African American artist and activist, illustrated with his own collages.
Illustrated with collages by the artist Benny Andrews, this book for grades 3-5 traces the life of a living legend in American history.

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