October 26, 2010


At the door: free copies of HONEYBEE by the esteemed Naomi Shihab Nye!  One for everyone!

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Beautiful pre-show serenade by Erik Carlson (violin) and Richard Mannoia (clarinet). 

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Appreciative crowd applauding Center for Reading and Writing Volunteer Tutors. 

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Naomi Shihab Nye!  Reading her work and speaking on literacy after receiving
the Storylines Award for her visionary book HONEYBEE.

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Listening to Naomi’s powerful, moving words.

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Naomi’s selections for Honorable Mention from the Bronx: Hajara Muzau and Neela Arnold.

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Naomi awards Charlaynne Jarvis and Fatima Elmansouri of St. Agnes.

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Monica Smith of Wakefield.  Honorable Mention selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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Naomi working her magic and reading her comments on each selection.

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From Seward Park.  Honorable Mentions: Diaw Ndiaye and Frankie Mercado.

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Naomi and Neela Vaswani of the NCV Foundation congratulate Noelia Marcano of St. George.

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Honorable Mention Judy Joseph of St. George.

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From Harlem: Honorable Mention Djeneba Samake.

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Naomi praises Honorable Mention Aisha Jobe’s work.
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 Congratulations to Gean Chambers and Lisa Ng of Tompkins Square.

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From Aguilar.  Honorable Mentions: Elliot Adorno and the Kindness Group
(Joe Roman, Juan Villarin, Lucienne Cyriaque, George Garrett, Nathan Goldring
Lyndall Johnson, Mody Diop, and Nakisha Rodriguez).
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Naomi says to the audience: “You’re all so Honorable!”

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Storylines Prize Winner, Euphemia Perez.

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Storylines Prize Winner, Pedro Munoz. 
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Storylines Prize Winner, Mr. Ji-Xing Liu, takes the stage! 
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Dynamic performer, Sydia Cedeno, brings the Storylines Prize Winners’ pieces to life. 
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Neela Vaswani, founder of the Storylines Project, and Naomi Shihab Nye enjoy the show.
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Storylines Prize winner Adjowa Maglo with Naomi.
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Storylines Prize Winner, Milagros Gonzalez with Naomi.

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Sydia Cedeno leans into her characters…
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…and the audience is rapt.
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After the show! CRW Family.
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Ken English, Director of NYPL Literacy, with the NCV Foundation
lawyer, Ann Clary Gordon and president Ashok Vaswani.
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“Champions of Literacy Award” conferred upon Neela Vaswani
and Holter Graham of the NCV Foundation by the
Centers for Reading and Writing at the New York Public Library.
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Decklan, Literacy Education Specialist.
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Proud of Prize Winner Euphemia Perez.
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Ruth Meehan, Seward Park tutor.  Happy for her student Mr. Liu!
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St. Agnes style.

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Hands of peace from Seward Park.
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Naomi at the signing table, spreading more joy!
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On the signing line.

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Artist Vasyl Barabash of Seward Park.
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Naomi signs HONEYBEE.
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Mr. and Mrs. Liu.
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Fierce and fabulous.  Charlaynne Jarvis.
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Najah!
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Harlem CRW represents.
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Holter Graham, NCV Director of Communications and PR with
NCV Lawyer and Business Management team, Ann and Jim Gordon.

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Superstars!  Site advisors, literacy assistants, and tutors from
the Bronx, Wakefield, St. Agnes, and Harlem UNITE!

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Dialogue at the beautiful Bronx Library Center.
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All smiles from Diaw Ndiaye.
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Neela Vaswani and Ashok Vaswani, Vice President
and President of the NCV Foundation.
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Terry Sheehan, Site Advisor of Seward Park and Tompkins Square with Naomi.
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Thank you, Naomi! 

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