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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Apr 1, 2016

Kids, probably from the start of civilization, have been plagued by that irritating question. And so is Samuel, a young boy who takes a day off from school to find the answer. Samuel's Story is a new multimedia book for kids by New Mexico performance poet Hakim Bellamy.

Samuel needs some time to himself, says Hakim, to discover his own answer to that question outside of the classroom. Hakim and the book's illustrator Melvin Mayes will be at Bookworks in Albuquerque on April 2 at 10:30am.

In this longer version of the interview, Hakim talks about his own experiences with this question, and then explains how Samuel's Story, his first book for young readers, came about.