March Read Aloud Guests

Neighborhood Work Play Kids Theatre, Brooklyn, New York was honored on March 18, 2017 to have Author Cindy Similien-Johnson visit to read her new book to our students.


Haitian-American Author Cindy Similien-Johnson collaborated with Dominican-American artist Paola Velez on a book that recounts and celebrates childhood memories of Haiti.  Written in poetic tones accompanied by dreamlike illustrations, the book introduces young readers to the beauty and wonder of Haiti.  For more info:,

Neighborhood Work Play Kids Theatre, Freetown, Sierra Leone was honored on March 18, 2017 by a visit from Author Mohammed Sheriff, who read a very interesting story to students.


Mohammed Sheriff is a Sierra Leonean.  He lives with his family in Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa.  Mr. Sheriff writes children’s stories, short stories, novellas and drama for radio, TV and the stage. He produces and directs documentary videos, short films, radio, TV and stage plays for both entertainment and development projects. He has won several international awards and the ECOWAS Prize for Excellence in Literature for Secret Fear, a novella for teenagers, published by Macmillan Publishers. Contact:,

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