Featured Author

Please join us for Library in the Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Big Eleven Lake Park, located at 10th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas!

Our Featured Author

Katheryn Russell-Brown

The 2017 Library in the Park's featured author is Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, who wrote Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. Illustrated by Frank Morrison, the children's book is about the real-life trombonist Melba Doretta Liston. Due to weather, Katheryn Russell-Brown will not be appearing.

Hear Professor Russell-Brown read some of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone



Learn more about Professor Russell-Brown

Professor Russell-Brown is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Relations at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. She received her B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley, Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of California-Hastings and Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Maryland. For more information about Professor Russell-Brown, please visit her online by clicking here.