For centuries, refugees from all over the world have taken to the seas to escape violence and persecution in their homelands. Today, the author of a children's book published this year recounts just a few of their stories. Then, we speak to the director and producer of a new film about Gertrude Bell, who's been called the most powerful woman in the British Empire during World War I.
Mary Beth Leatherdale discusses her book 'Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12. Visit KCLibrary.org for more information.
Zeva Oelbaum will introduce and attend screenings of 'Letter From Baghdad' at Tivoli Cinemas at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, September 15, and at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. To purchase tickets, visit TivoliKC.com.