Sharon Langley

Book Banning and the Gatekeepers: Curation vs. Censorship, Saturday, May 6 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Sharon Langley is a Baltimore native who became known as the first African American child to enjoy Gwynn Oak Amusement Park when it opened to the public without segregation. A RIDE TO REMEMBER, co-authored with Amy Nathan and illustrated by award-winning artist Floyd Cooper, is her debut picture book. She is also an elementary administrator and educational consultant, developing educator and readers guides for KidLit publishers and providing professional development in early literacy, culturally relevant literature, and equity in gifted education. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Mount Saint Mary’s University. She lives and writes in Los Angeles, California.

Books That Make a Difference: A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara, Bunnybear by Andrea J. Loney, Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights by Rob Sanders, Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh, Unspeakable by Carole Boston Weatherford.