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Storytime | Red Balloon Bookshop

November 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Settle in for a cozy morning Storytime with Rose McGee and Christopheraaron Deanes, the author and illustrator Can’t Nobody Make A Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama!

From the creator of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, this heartfelt family story shows how a grandmother’s particular way of caring wraps her loved ones and her community in a cinnamon-scented hug. Join Rose McGee and Christopheraaron Deanes as they read Can’t Nobody Make A Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama! and answer all your burning questions about the book. Don’t miss this comforting story that’s perfect for the holiday season!

To attend: This event is open to the public, but registration helps us when considering spatial constraints. You can register through November 4, 8:30 am and order a copy of the book below. Extra copies of Can’t Nobody Make A Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama! will be available for purchase during the event.

Signing Guidelines: Following the reading, Rose and Christopheraaron will sign and personalize copies of the book. If you would prefer not to stay for the signing portion, Red Balloon is happy to have your books signed and personalized for you and will contact you when they’re ready to be picked up.

Rose McGee, founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, travels across the United States to deliver pies and nurture relationships. After George Floyd’s murder in 2020, her caring community pie baking and delivery gained recognition from NBC Nightly NewsThe LilyReader’s Digest, and Guideposts. She was also featured in the 2015 PBS documentary A Few Good Pie Places. McGee resides in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where she was named “Citizen of the Year” in 2017.

Christopheraaron Deanes is an artist and educator working to build creative equitable spaces that support and engage communities. As an artist, Christopheraaron is represented in local galleries and has created metal enamel sculptures as well as murals sited throughout the Twin Cities. As an educator, he works in the administration offices at Fridley Public Schools and with communities of color around Minneapolis and St. Paul. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Cara, and five amazing children.


Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
St Paul, 55105 United States
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