Children's book honors renowned designer Mae Reeves

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Children's book honors renowned designer Mae Reeves
This weekend in Philadelphia, a special celebration of Black childrens book authors is being held leading into the holiday.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- This weekend in Philadelphia, a special celebration of Black children's book authors is being held leading into the Juneteenth holiday.

The event is highlighting the book "Mae Makes a Way," by author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich. The book details the life of renowned Philadelphia designer Mae Reeves, who was known for her extravagant hats.

She was a trailblazer, activist, and one of the first prominent Black business owners in the city.

Reeves' daughter Donna Limerick joins Action News Mornings to talk more about her mother's legacy, as well as the book.

The Juneteenth Celebrating Literary and Artistic Freedom will be held on June 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. The event is free and attendees will recieve a free book (one per family, while supplies last).

For more information or to register for the event, visit the Athenaeum of Philadelphia website.