The call for more diverse books reflecting the lives of people of color and other marginalized groups includes the challenge of creating characters with depth and complexity. Three award-winning authors will talk about how they create diverse characters who are complex and avoid limited heroic or stereotypical representations.
|Where:||Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible) |
|When:||Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Signing area:||Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)|
|Genre:||Children / Teens|
N.H. Senzai is the author of the award-winning novel, "Shooting Kabul," chosen by the Asian Pacific Librarians Association as their Young Adult Literature winner and an NPR’s Backseat Book Club pick, along with Edgar Award nominee "Saving Kabul Corner" and YALSA pick "Ticket To India....
Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist and fiction writer. She is the author of the poetry collection, "Lessons on Expulsion," and the young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," a National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller....