Story Time: Grandpa Stops a War by Susan Robeson


Susan Robeson—granddaughter of Paul Robeson—recollects the bravery and activism of her grandfather in her debut children's picture book, Grandpa Stops a War, based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. Ideal for ages 5–9.

When Susan was a child, her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang....

With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war.

Books will be available for sale at the event, and can be purchased below. 


Word Up Librería Comunitaría presenta una edición especial de la hora de cuentos para niños: 

Grandpa Stops a War
De Susan Robeson 

Susan Robeson −nieta de Paul Robeson− recuerda la valentía y el activismo de su abuelo con el  debut de su primer libro infantil, Grandpa Stops a War, basado en una historia real sobre la visita de Paul Robeson a los frentes de batalla de la Guerra Civil Española.
Ideal para niños de 5-9.

Con fabulososas ilustraciones del gran artista Rod Brown, Grandpa Stops a War celebra el activismo y los logros del gran Paul Robeson, y muestra a los lectores el poder del arte en tiempos de guerra y discordia. 

¡Entrada gratuito!

Este evento contará con interpretación del inglés al español por Mariel Escalante. 

El libro estará disponible a la venta el día del evento y también se puede comprar con aticipación en: 

Sábado 23 de marzo , 2019 de 1 a 2  P.M.
Word Up Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. esq. calle 165
New York, NY 10032

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson story Cover Image
By Susan Robeson, Rod Brown (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781609808822
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Triangle Square - January 22nd, 2019