Story Time: The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Story Time is a wonderful storytelling series that takes place on the last Saturday of each month, starting promptly at 11AM and lasting 30-45 minutes.  The children will be encouraged to ask questions and give opinions about the book after the reading of the story, which will help develop their critical thinking skills.  The targeted age group is 4-9 years old and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Complimentary snacks will be provided.


About the book:

This autobiographical picture book by the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack recounts her childhood in a home surrounded by music and love: it all started with a beat-up piano that her father found in a junkyard, repaired, and painted green.

Growing up in a Blue Ridge mountain town, little Roberta didn't have fancy clothes or expensive toys...but she did have music. And she dreamed of having her own piano. 

When her daddy spies an old, beat-up upright piano in a junkyard, he knows he can make his daughter's dream come true. He brings it home, cleans and tunes it, and paints it a grassy green. And soon the little girl has an instrument to practice on, and a new dream to reach for--one that will make her become a legend in the music industry. 

Here is a lyrical picture book--perfect for aspiring piano players and singers--that shares an intimate look at Roberta Flack's family and her special connection to music.


Event address: 
1001 Main St
Ste 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604
The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music By Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593479872
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 10th, 2023