Let’s Talk: Join Us for a Three-Part Program on “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love and Truth”

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.

From left to right: Adam Gidwitz, Renée Watson, Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, creators of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth”

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):

10 AM EDT:  Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens

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. This event will premiere on YouTube and loc.gov/webcasts

11 AM EDT: Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers

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.

This event will premiere on YouTube and loc.gov/webcasts.

May 13 (Thursday):

5 PM EDT: Talking About Race, Love and Truth: Live Q&A

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.