JKGF Book Club: Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free

[ 0 ] March 23, 2022 |
Opal Lee and What it Means to Be Free

I am looking forward to this year’s Juneteenth celebrations, for more reasons than one. “Opal Lee and What it Means to be Free” is one of those reasons. Teaching my three-year-old about the importance of Juneteenth is crucial to her education and this is one of my favorite ways to convey a message, through books. Opal Lee is written for the young child in mind breaking down the importance of freedom for everyone. The book proposes that “No one is free, until everyone is free.” Written by Alice Faye Duncan, a National Board Certified Teacher, who writes for young learners, Opal Lee “shares the somber reflection and ecstatic joy that makes Juneteenth an unforgettable holiday”.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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