ROCKVILLE, MD — Story time just got a lot more glamorous.
On Friday, movie star Cynthia Erivo will join Councilmember Will Jawando for his daily virtual story time for children.
The Academy Award nominee played the lead in "Harriet," a 2019 biographical film about abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
"I'm honored to be joined by my friend and multitalented actress and entertainer Cynthia Erivo as we read stories for children who are at home due to Covid-19," said Jawando. "Being able to share story time with children around our county and the region in this medium has been incredibly rewarding for me personally. It's been a way to engage young people, educate them and foster their imagination during this difficult time. Cynthia has inspired so many young people already and I'm sure many more will be inspired by her on Friday."
Please join me today at 12:30PM for Virtual Storytime! Additionally, I am happy to announce that we will have a very special guest joining us on Friday. Academy Award Nominee and star of the movie Harriet, @CynthiaEriVo will be reading with us on Friday at 12:30PM. pic.twitter.com/484I6aLtRp
— Will Jawando (@willjawando) May 12, 2020