FREE DIVERSITY STORYTIME
Every Tuesday at 10:30am and Saturday at 1:30pm, June 1-September 4 - Ages 18 months through 7 years
The Brandywine Zoo is thrilled to present our brand-new Diversity Storytime series offered free all summer long! Join us Tuesdays at 10:30 am or Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Brandywine Zoo YouTube channel or Facebook Live @BrandywineZoo as we read stories about diverse kids, cultures, and animals. Kids will love our fun stories presented by zoo educators and our adorable co-hosts, Machu and Picchu the guinea pigs!
Tuesday, June 1 & Saturday, June 5 @ 1:30pm: Snow Flower and the Panther
Join Snow Flower, a young girl from Cameroon, and her friend Remi as they collect water in the forest and come upon a rather big surprise! Written by native Cameroonian Fleurie Lecierq. This book features culturally diverse voices and characters.
Tuesday, June 8 & Saturday, June 12 @ 1:30pm: Julian is a Mermaid
Young Julian is riding the subway home with his abuela when he spots some fantastic ladies, they look just like mermaids! Julian decides to become a mermaid himself and dreams of swimming with the ocean creatures. His grandmother takes him to a festival where everyone is dressed just as wonderfully! Written by Jessica Love. This book features LGBTQA+ and minority characters.
Tuesday, June 15 & Saturday, June 19 @ 1:30pm: The Girl Who Thought in Pictures
The story of a young girl named Temple Grandin whose unique way of thinking about the world allowed her to connect to animals and change the way the world sees them! Written by Julia Finley Mosca. Featuring neurodiverse characters.
Tuesday, June 22 & Saturday, June 26 @ 1:30pm: Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
It’s Chinese New Year and young Goldy Luck’s errand to deliver turnip cakes to her neighbors turns disastrous! This Chinese retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears includes elements of Chinese culture. Written by Natasha Yim. Featuring Chinese voices and characters.
Tuesday, June 2