This is the story of Jabari, a hip, cool 10 year old boy who loves to paint, but does not love the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement. After being a part of a random accident while walking home from school with his friend Emmett, he starts to have nightmares about the accident and becomes afraid to leave the house for fear the accident and worse things he hears in the news will happen to him. Jabari, however, has to go to school. He must pass a test on the Civil Rights Movement in order to graduate to sixth grade. Jabari’s father encourages him to dream, and takes him on inside one of his paintings. The children inside his paintings come to life, taking Jabari on a journey of understanding the past to understand the future, witnessing stories and famous children from the Civil Rights era. Will Jabari learn the lessons, conquer his fear, and find the courage to walk outside his front door?
Age: Ideal for ages 7 and up
Date: April 5, 2016 to May 1, 2016
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610