Givens Foundation, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

I photographed Beverly Cottman working with a class at a Minneapolis charter school today for the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Givens has a literary artists in the schools program. This boy was reading his poem to the class. Some good young poets out there.

September 2.  First day of first grade!  And an exciting purple lunch box for Grace, who starts her new school tomorrow.

hip hopMay 23.  Tonight I went to this great event put on by Isaiah’s school called Big Night.  They had spoken word, hip hop, singing by students–and the weather was magical. The posters behind the dancers are posters that each class made with a tracing of each child.