‘UNDOCUMENTED’ IS A PAEAN TO AMERICA’S EMBATTLED MIGRANTS
With Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight, award-winning Mexican-American author Duncan Tonatiuh shows how stories that are all too common can be reinvented in powerful new ways toward vital contemporary purpose, sometimes by drawing on age-old traditions.
GIRL RESCUES RIVER
Award-winning Canadian author Anne Laurel Carter tells the story of Bowles’ fight to clean the river in My River. Written in Bowles’ voice, the book helps kids understand that science isn’t just something in a textbook, and that they can make a difference through local environmental activism. It’s a message many adults could stand to learn as well.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR WINTER TO SPEAK
“I would hope my biographies would open the minds of children to the value of tolerance toward people who are different, toward people who’ve been discriminated against, toward people who’ve had the courage to just be themselves,” said (Jonah) Winter.
JOHN GRIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HOST AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
“Mockingbird” writer Kathryn Erskine discusses inspiration, character development and more.
‘I AM A WITNESS’ – A CONVERSATION WITH EDWIDGE DANTICAT
(Quoting Edwidge Danticat) Those of us who know and are around activists, and I mean true activists… are shy to call ourselves activists… but I think of myself as a witness: a person who can report on what I’m seeing and who can report on what others are saying.
INDIANA-BORN AUTHOR WRITES BOOK ABOUT CRISPUS ATTUCKS, OSCAR ROBERTSON
“I want people to understand that Jim Crow had an effect that extended far beyond the South, that it was tough in northern places as well,” (Phillip) Hoose said. “I wanted readers to know that young people made a huge contribution to whatever good came out of this sort of civil rights event in Indiana.”