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Sasha Ariel Alston Book Launch Celebration
August 26, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDTFree
Come out to celebrate the official DC launch of Teen Author Sasha Ariel Alston’s STEM-focused children’s book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, illustrated by award-winning illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton!
Sasha Savvy Loves to Code is an early reader chapter book (ages 7-10). The main character, Sasha Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old African-American girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn’t believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends, Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha’s mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.
The event will be held at In3, DC’S first community space dedicated to Inclusion, Innovation, and Incubation!
Sasha will read from the book and there will be a book signing afterward.
This is a kid-friendly event.
About the Author
Sasha Ariel Alston is the author of the children’s book “Sasha Savvy Loves to Code”. From Washington, DC, she is currently an Information Systems Major with a minor in Marketing at Pace University in New York in the Lubin School of Business. With successful information technology and business internships at Infor, Microsoft, EverFi, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Many Mentors, and the National Academy Foundation behind her, she is a sought-after speaker to encourage youth, especially girls of color, to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Sasha was also the recipient of the Imani Award and the Prize for Achievement Award by Kurt Giessler Foundation, a Finalist in the Youth Essay Category of the Larry Neal Writers’ Award presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was published in the Harvard Educational Review – Youth Voices. Recently, she joined the international Disney, “Dream, Big, Princess” Campaign. This is her first book.
2301 Georgia Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Date & Time:
Saturday, August 26 at 3 PM