New Orleans, LA, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Author of, "The Red Feather", Sherry “Miss Leddy” Milam will be featured guest at the Martin Luther King Branch Library, Friday September 23, 2011, 1030am. She will be accompanied by Big Chief Kevin and the Flaming Arrows who will perform such classic songs as "Iko-Iko A-Nay" and "Shoofly Don’t Bother Me" along with other taunting chants. "The Red Feather" is written for all children with an emphasis on 4-8 year old boys. It tells the story of the historical Mardi Gras Indians and why they play such an important role in New Orleans today. The reading of the book will be backed up with personal appearances and the music of Big Chief Kevin Goodman and the Flaming Arrows. Miss Leddy, as she’s known by the children of New Orleans who have had the pleasure of being in the audience of one of her readings, has written this book as a tribute to the Mardi Gras Indians and dedicated to and for the children of New Orleans.
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.
Next event is the Garden District Book Store, 2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, September 24, 2011 6pm-8pm