Cannon's Crash Course Storytime

With Mon Trice
| 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Neighborhood Reads Back Yard

Cannon is eager to ride his new bike, but there is just one problem. He doesn’t know how! Impatient for help, Cannon decides to teach himself. When one misstep followed by another leads to disaster, Cannon feels defeated. That is until he finds the sweet encouragement he needs from the most unlikely person. Come hear the whole story as children’s book author, Mon Trice, expressively reads aloud from her book Cannon’s Crash Course. Illustrations by visual artist Cbabi Bayoc. This program will be introduced by Julius B Anthony, founder of St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature.

Mon Trice


Mon Trice

Mon Trice was born in East Saint Louis, Illinois and spent most of her childhood there. At an early age she chose books over toys and often made up stories and plays. Mon Trice is a publisher, author of three children’s books, a poet, and co-founder of Focus GSD, a life skills consulting company. She received her BS in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and an MBA Degree from Lindenwood University. Mon Trice is a humanitarian at heart, offering her time and energy to such causes as March of Dimes, Jump Rope for Heart, Junior Achievement and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mon Trice now resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and believes children should see themselves reflected in the literature they read.
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