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Investigating Voices that Changed the World


Three award-winning authors of non-fiction share the ways in which they use investigative journalism to uncover and share the voices of people whose lives changed the world in some way. Brimner shares the voices of civil rights activists who became Freedom Riders. Rubin's recent books share the voices of Coco Chanel, the quilters of Gee's Bend, and Maya Lin. Montgomery shares the voices of scientists whose work has saved various species around the world.


Panelists
Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is a full-time writer and the author of more than 200 books for children. Recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Award and Robert F. Sibert Honor. When he isn’t writing, he lives in Tucson and San Diego and is a much-sought-after speaker at schools and at conferences....

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Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana, all to research books, films and articles....

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Susan Goldman Rubin

Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She illustrated her first three picture books but then turned to writing non-fiction, mainly about art and history, and is the author of more than 55 books for young people....

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