PHOTOS: POSOC Kids' Breakfast with ‘The Carnival Prince’ Author and Illustrator
Corlears students and families who attended the annual POSOC Kids’ Breakfast on October 8th, 2019, had a chance to meet Daniel J. O’Brien, the author and illustrator of the children’s book: The Carnival Prince: When The Robber Calls!. The local writer and artist shared how his childhood in Trinidad and Tobago, his love for the country’s annual Carnival celebration, and his appreciation for fantasy and comics all inspired the creation of this book.
In addition to meeting Daniel, and viewing an animation of the first few chapters of The Carnival Prince, students gathered around to color in oversized images from another book he illustrated, titled The Masquerade Dance. Children also tried on Carnival headpieces, and shared breakfast with classmates and friends.
POSOC, short for “Parents of Students of Color,” is a committee of families at Corlears that promote an atmosphere of academic achievement, mutual respect, acceptance, celebration, and empowerment, while building a greater sense of community for our families and students of color within the full spectrum of life and activities at the Corlears School.
The POSOC Kids’ Breakfast was a closed affinity group event, meaning it was open to families and children who identify as people of color. By hosting affinity events, POSOC aims to create a space for families and students of color to connect, reflect, and relate to their own racial group membership, explore the diversity that exists among and across people of color, and make strides towards solidarity as people of color. Learn more about POSOC.