Black History Author Visit with Monique Shore

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Black History Author Visit with Monique Shore

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 11, 2024 –3:00pm to 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Edith Renfrow Smith, age 110, was the first Black woman to graduate from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1937. Grinnell resident Monique Shore has just published “No One is Better Than You: Edith Renfrow Smith and the Power of a Mother’s Words,” a picture book biography of Smith, and will visit the library to share her story!

Learn about Smith’s remarkable life and her family’s role in Iowa history, including her sister, Iowa City civil rights activist Helen Lemme, who now has a local elementary school named in her honor. After Monique shares her book and the Renfrow family story, we’ll get hands-on with a favorite family recipe, making a treat Edith Renfrow Smith has made throughout her life and enjoys gifting to friends.

All ages are welcome.

110 岁高龄的伊迪丝·伦弗罗·史密斯 (Edith Renfrow Smith) 是 1937 年毕业于爱荷华州格林内尔学院的第一位黑人女性。格林内尔居民莫妮克·肖尔 (Monique Shore) 刚刚出版了传记绘本:《没有人比你更好:母亲的话给我们力量》,并将来到图书馆分享她的故事!
一起来了解史密斯不平凡的一生,以及她的家族在爱荷华州历史上留下的足迹。她的妹妹海伦·莱米(Helen Lemme)是爱荷华市民权活动家,当地的莱米小学因她命名。故事会后,我们将按照食谱尝试制作一种伊迪丝·伦弗罗·史密斯生平最喜欢的小零食。

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.


May 11
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , ,


Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website