New Orleans, LA, September 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Sherry Milam, better known among the children of New Orleans as Ms. Leddy, has scheduled several venues to introduce her adopted city to her debut children’s book, The Red Feather. She will be signing and reading with back up music from Big Chief Kevin Goodman and the Flaming Arrows who will be in full Indian attire at The Shop Gallery on September 17th, 509 Royal Street - French Quarter, 7p-9p. Alvar Library, September 19th, 1030a; Martin Luther King Library, September 23rd, 1030a, and Garden District Book Stop, September 24th, 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 6p-8p. Also she will be interviewed on WWLTV and WWOZ; she will read her book on WRBH. There will be a special closed recording session where she will read while Big Chief Kevin Goodman and the Flaming Arrows play the music from the book. Lastly, she will also make appearances’ at as many local schools as she can fit in. The Red Feather is written for all children with an emphasis on 4-8 year old boys.
A red feather tumbles down the street on a sweet Mardi Gras morning; a curious boy follows. The story is about a young boy who notices a red feather floating in the air. He watches it rise and fall when a man stops him and asks if he knows the story of the red feather. As the man explains the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, a parade starts right in front of them. The music begins and he is lead on a true and magical adventure with, New Orleans' best kept secret, The Mardi Gras Indians.
As the parade moves down the street the neighborhood comes alive with color, music and dance. At the end of the parade the man reminds the boy that all of this was made possible because of the help rendered by the Native Americans to the African slaves.