Crescent Welcomes Award-Winning Author Ekiuwa Aire

Award-winning author Ekiuwa Aire visited the Lower School on January 30 to read her story Sunjata of the Mande Empire, about a young boy overcoming self-doubt and becoming the founder of the Mandé Empire. Ms. Aire's journey into writing began 15 years ago when she moved from Nigeria to Canada. "I wanted to share the incredible stories of Africa with my own children and children like you,” she says, “and to bring a sense of pride and awe in the diverse heritages that make our world so fascinating." The special event marks the beginning of Black History Month at Crescent.