READING EVENT 13:
Difficult Truths: Providing Children & Youth Context for Tough Topics
With Tanya Talaga, Rebecca Wood Barrett and Xiran Jay Zhao
Whistler Public Library
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT | FREE In-person or Online (RSVP)
Why is it important to tackle tough topics and ideas when writing for children and young adults? Acclaimed children’s author and moderator Sara Leach delves into the discussion with children’s and YA authors whose stories and non-fiction involve systemic racism and the failure of policing and justice systems; bullying, loneliness and unusual friendships; and the sacrifice of young women pilots in a misogynist, dystopian world. Featuring Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers), Rebecca Wood Barrett (My Best Friend is Extinct) and Xiran Jay Zhao (Iron Widow).
Moderator: Sara Leach