I am Because You Are

with author Jacob Lief

MAY 21 / THU / 7:30 PM

I Am Because You Are is a powerful story that captures Jacob’s personal journey building Ubuntu Education Fund while challenging the philanthropic sector to rethink how to value investments in disadvantaged communities. The book sets forth a bold vision for a new development model and offers an unflinching portrayal of the myriad challenges facing nonprofit organizations as they seek rewards for the betterment of others. It’s a story that not only illuminates the meaningful work of Ubuntu, but reminds us all that sometimes taking a chance can change the course of life, not just for one person, but for thousands.

Come listen to two local boys discuss Jacob’s new book: Ubuntu Chief External Relations Officer Jordan Levy, from Maplewood, will interview Jacob, his lifelong friend from South Orange, about Jacob’s journey and the lives he has touched along the way, from the founding of Ubuntu to its recognition as an extraordinary model for life-changing sustainable development.

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Tad and Dad

with author David Ezra Stein

MAY 30 / SAT / 11:00 AM

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein’s expressive tale about familial love is full of funny, tender family dynamics that will evoke nods of recognition and lots of laughs.

Tad the tadpole loves spending every minute with his awesome dad, whether they’re swimming together, catching flies, or sleeping. But now little Tad is getting bigger. He’s growing new limbs and jumping to new heights. His dad is proud, but when Tad’s accomplishments carry over into nighttime—bringing lots of wiggling, croaking, and kicking in his sleep—their lily pad starts feeling mighty crowded! When Tad finally realizes it might be time for a bed of his own, will Dad be ready?

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