Why “Baby Doll Goes to Daycare” is important
Take a look at a vibrant slice of Hoosier culture you may not have known exists
Everyone ought to know that Indianapolis has been home to very many talented and renowned African American writers and poets. Visit the Center for Black Literature and Culture at the Central Library right now if you haven’t already.
But people may not know that Indianapolis today is home to a thriving culture of African American literature, often by writers and artists few Hoosiers have heard of … but they should. Many of the books address interpersonal relations, or are novels about Christian married couples, or are guides to raising children. In other words, they focus on some of the most important issues facing everyone, not only African Americans.
You can experience an example of this March 29 at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, hen writer Sue Caterfly presents a short skit based on her recently published children’s book, Baby Doll Goes to Daycare.
It may or may not be timeless literature. But it is certain to be fun, and most importantly will give you a chance to talk with Sue and others about the challenges and blessings of allowing children to start testing their wings in the kind of new environment represented by daycare.
CIC has been fortunate to work with one of the mainstays of this world of local African American culture, Rev. Delores Thornton (who happens to be sister of Sue Caterfly). Rev. Thornton is an author, publisher, inspiration to other writers, a patron saint of the very large networks of African American book clubs.
See “Baby Doll Goes to Daycare” and expose yourself to a world you might know about. You’ll be thankful you did.