Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Immigration and Children’s Literature: The Role of Heritage in Storytelling

The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress convenes a symposium to explore the contribution of diverse cultural experiences to literature for children and youth. This exchange comes at a critical time in our national conversation about America and its immigrants. Award-winning author and Cuban American, Meg Medina, will moderate the discussion with author/educator René Colato Laínez who came to America at age 14 from El Salvador; author Aisha Saeed whose parents emigrated from Pakistan; Wendy Shang, author and former attorney, whose family is from China; and Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon who was born in Albany, N.Y. and spent her childhood in her family homeland in the Ivory Coast of West Africa.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Program Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Book Signing: 2:00 PM—3:00 PM
Location: Mumford Room, Room 649,
Madison Building

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C.

This program, open to the public, requires reservation.
Please contact YRC@LOC.GOV with your name, title, and organizational/institutional affiliation to RSVP.

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