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(KIDS GRADES 3-5) Eileen Heyes & Dare Coulter | Bountiful Red Acres (IN STORE)


Tickets include a signed copy of BOUNTIFUL RED ACRES, guaranteed entry to the event, and a seat in the reserved section. Eileen and Dare will sign and personalize books after the program.



Using a blend of storytelling, facts and infographics, Eileen Heyes creates a snapshot of farm life in the Piedmont region of North Carolina during the late 1800s. The lives of neighboring families—one Black and one White—moves from season to season through the course of a year, in sometimes surprising ways. Bountiful Red Acres also cites the inequalities built into American life and shows how African Americans, who worked just as long and hard, received less compensation for the same amount of effort.

Heyes and artist Dare Coulter offer a vibrant look at neighbors caring for each other and working together to force a living out of the red clay soil that is currently Horne Creek Farm State Historical Site.

Recommended for grades 3-5.


EILEEN HEYES is a retired newspaper journalist. Her previous books for young readers have been honored by the New York Public Library, Society of School Librarians International, Child Study Council, and Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Raleigh

DARE COULTER is an award-winning artist. She specializes in public art, specifically monumental sculptures and large murals. She has also illustrated the children’s books Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, You are My Sunshine, My N.C. from A to Z, and An American Story that align with her mission of positive imagery of people of color. 

Event date: 
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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