The following post was written by Sasha Dowdy, a program specialist in the Library’s Informal Learning Office. It originally appeared on the Library’s blog for families, Minerva’s Kaleidoscope.
In May, the Library will premiere a series of resources and events with the authors and editors of “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth.” The book is written for teens, caregivers and teachers, and everyone else interested in navigating these complex conversations in family and classroom environments. On May 3, the Library will premiere a video interview with authors Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, designed for teens, and a recorded conversation with publishers and editors Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, designed for caregivers and teachers.
Then, don’t miss the chance to ask the authors and editors questions live on May 13 at 5 pm Eastern. The program will be presented on Zoom. Please register in advance here, and if you already have a question, send it ahead of time to [email protected] Registration is required.
All three of these events are part of the 11th annual Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Program, supported by Marcia and Barnet Eskin in honor of their late son. Each program begins with an introduction by the Eskin family.
May 3 (Monday):
Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth,” will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Gidwitz and Watson will also answer pre-recorded student questions. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages 11-16.
Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, publishers and editors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth,” will discuss their dedication to diversity in children’s book publishing and the tools to help young people talk about race.
May 13 (Thursday):
Join us for a live Q&A session with the creators of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth.” Authors Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson and editors/publishers Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson will be available to take your questions in real time. Registration is required.
More information at zoomgov.com.