WE'RE GRATEFUL TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Hello Barkada is able to provide programming, activity sheets, and freelance work thanks in part to the community of Barkada Backers that contribute to our ongoing crowdfund. Please consider becoming a monthly or one-time Barkada Backer today!
TUNE IN: PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Watch our free livestream series' Allowed and The Call Out simply by following Hello Barkada on Instagram! Visit our Programs & Events page for links to video playbacks on our YouTube Channel and information on more virtual and in-person events coordinated by or featuring Hello Barkada.
Hello Barkada also presents panels at a limited amount of in-person events throughout the year. Read our post Hello Barkada at Comic-Con International 2023 to learn about our second in-person programming of 2023.
DOWNLOAD: ACTIVITY SHEETS
Hello Barkada activity sheets are free downloadable resources. Printing isn't necessary. They can be written and colored on in free PDF editing applications; Google "free PDF editor" for options.
By spotlighting artists with intersectional identities, these activities are also intended to validate, start conversations, and build community. Please share them with family, friends, teachers, librarians, before- and after-school program coordinators, and others.
If you've completed or distributed any of our activities, please post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag @HelloBarkada #HelloBarkada so we can reshare and see them in the wild!
DOTS & BOXES • Happy Pride Month
Celebrate LGBTQ+ writers and artists with this free Dots & Boxes game sheet that includes artist Juliana Huxtable, comics creator and visual artist Bishakh Som, cartoonist Laura Gao, writer Ignacio Rivera, and performer Janelle Monáe among 12 others.
WORD SEARCH • Of Crows, Song, & Sky
We're taking to the open waters of the Crescent Sea in this word search featuring characters, places, clans, and slang from Black Sun (Saga Press/Simon & Schuster), the first book in the Between Earth and Sky series by bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse.
Black Sun has everything: a prophecy, political intrigue, flawed underdogs, women in revered leadership roles, central characters who are LGBTQ+ or disabled, gothic romance, mysticism, transfiguration, and horror. If you haven't already read it, consider this a sign to add it and its follow-up Fevered Star to your TBR pile so that you're caught up by August 1, 2023, when the third of the trilogy The Mirrored Heavens is released. Not yet convinced? The dust jacket for Black Sun includes a pull quote from LeVar Burton in which he says of Roanhorse, "I'm really happy to have a voice like hers on the planet." In the Reading Rainbow, we trust.
Get the answer key if you need help!