Kathleen Benson

The Reading Circle, Mount Morris Park

Upcoming Guest Appearances

October 14, 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
El Festival del Libros
El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
215 East 99th Street, NYC 10029



Recent Guest Appearances


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 25, 2015
“Page to Stage” interactive performance and reading, organized by Community Works, Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library

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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