Laurel Book Store welcomes Kamaria Lofton to read from her new book My City Is Oakland, a children's book about our own town.
My City Is Oakland is a fun and exciting book for children, high-lighting the wonderfully diverse and culturally-rich place we call home: Oakland, California. This is the first in a series of seven children's books about this fascinating city that introduces younger and older readers alike to the history, landmarks and activities that make Oakland so great! My City Is Oakland is sure to spark fond memories of growing up in Oakland as well as be a guide for new Oaklanders. Readers will be able to re-live the memories of growing up in Oakland or make some new ones with this book.
Kamaria Lofton is an Oakland native, early childhood educator, wife, and mother. She earned her B.A. in Sacred Music from Patten University in 2003 and her M.A. in Early Education from Mills College in 2008. She enjoys playing the cello in the Patten Symphonette Community Orchestra, learning the sport of fencing, and taking her son to all of the delightful places in Oakland that she enjoyed as a child.