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MAAHMG Children’s Reading Circle with Mélina Mangal

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Join us for our in-person Children’s Reading Circle, with Mélina Mangal reading her book, “Jayden’s Secret Ingredient” written by Mélina Mangal and illustrated by Ken Daley.

On Saturday, March 23, Mélina Mangal will be reading her book from 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery.

About the Book:
Continuing the adventures from Jayden’s Impossible Garden, Jayden is excited to share the outdoors and the garden he created with his friend Mr. Curtis in the sequel, Jayden’s Secret Ingredient. When Mr. Curtis invites neighbors to share the harvest, Jayden faces a dilemma. Will he find the courage to try something new?

About Mélina Mangal:
Mélina Mangal writes picture books, biographies, and short stories that focus on connections with nature and culture. She is the author of The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award, Jayden’s Impossible Garden, named One of the Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, and the sequel, Jayden’s Secret Ingredient.  Her latest YA short story appears in Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities. Mélina also works as a school library media teacher in Minneapolis, spreading book love daily.



  • Type: Children's Reading Circle
  • Time: March 23, 2024 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Venue:1256 Penn Avenue N. Fourth Floor Minneapolis, MN 55411

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