We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

A Q&A WITH CI6 FEATURED SPEAKERS WADE HUDSON AND CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which features a foreword by renowned children’s illustrator Ashley Bryan … contains writing and artwork from 50 of the foremost diverse children’s authors and illustrators, (including)  Carole Boston Weatherford, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson.

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VERMONT AUTHOR TO SPEAK IN RICHMOND

Paterson tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Mass., textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The book’s themes include the immigrant experience in America, labor history and Vermont history.

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SIMON & SCHUSTER TO PUBLISH ANTHOLOGY EDITED BY MICHAEL CHABON AND AYELET WALDMAN TO CELEBRATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACLU

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union in 2020, Simon & Schuster will publish an as yet untitled anthology to be edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, it was announced today. Comprised of an all-star list of authors, the original essays and stories in the collection will explore the most significant court cases in the organization’s history.

Among the anthology’s contributors are Louise Erdrich writing about Standing Rock….(and) Hanya Yanagihara on Korematsu v. United States.

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JUDSON TO HOST TENTH ANNUAL LITERACY IN MOTION CONFERENCE JUNE 19-22

Award-winning illustrator E.B. Lewis will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday morning and explore ways to help children find their passion.

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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ELLIS TO SPEAK AT LIBRARY

Ellis gained worldwide recognition earlier this year when the animated movie The Breadwinner, which was inspired by her Breadwinner trilogy, was nominated for an Academy Award in the best-animated feature film category.

Ellis wrote the Breadwinner series, which includes international best-seller The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey and Mud City, in the early 2000s.

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THE BREADWINNER: AN INTERVIEW WITH NORA TWOMEY AND SAARA CHAUDRY

It took me on an amazing journey with the character of Parvana and I was astounded at Deborah Ellis’ way of writing a character that wasn’t sentimental and didn’t talk down to the audience to which it was primarily intended – which is young adults. It was so unusual and yet so universal.

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