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Past Present: How Children’s Book Writers Make History Relevant for Young Readers

Naomi Hirahara, Writer

Cynthia Kadohata
Uma Krishnaswami, Author

Topic: Youth-Friendly
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor

For history and its lessons to endure, children and teens must become exposed to, engaged with, and passionate about the past. Books are key to this process. Published authors, including a Newbery Award winner, discuss how to make stories from different times and subcultures vibrant and relevant for all young readers. The path to publication will also be covered.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-book-writers.mp3 (14.5 MB)