Griot’s Corner is a program tailored for K - through 3rd Grade students that uses storytellers and children activities to highlight freedom, acceptance,multiculturalism and citizenship. The “Griot” (ɡrēˈō, ˈɡrēō) is a West African storyteller, historian and/or musician.

Author: Deborah Wiles
Illustrated by: Jerome Lagarrigue

In the summer of 1964, two young boys, one black, one white, who are good friends, experience the change that happens when the law that forbids segregated facilities is passed. Joe, who is white, has always been able to accommodate his black friend Henry. But with the new laws, Joe begins to see the things that really troubled Henry from his point of view. Mitchelville tie: It is important to have laws, but also love in people’s hearts.