A brutally honest but charming look at the pain of childhood and
Hear from Banned Books Week honorary chair Levar Burton in coversation with honorary youth chair Da'Taeveyon Daniels. Learn more at www.bannedbooksweek.org
Join us for this in-person talk and book signing by Ellen Hopkins!
Louis V Clark III (Two Shoes) was born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. He turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of his people. Clark's unique voice takes readers on a deeply personal and profound quest through his life while he discovers fro himself what it means to be an American Indian.
No registration is required.
A live stream will be available here for those who cannot attend in person (link will be added on E.D. Locke Public Library's website on the day of the event).
Mike Curato is the award-winning author/illustrator of the wildly popular Little Elliot picture books. His debut young adult graphic novel, Flamer, received critical acclaim and earned several awards including the Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult. Curato will talk about his journey to publish Flamer, and what has happened since.
For those who can't make it in person, view the live stream here: https://youtube.com/live/j8fOHZlSaas?feature=share (This event will not be recorded.)
Please join us for an evening of slam poetry brought to us by Charles Payne. Charles's workshop will help participants delve into crucial conversations across differences. And by doing so, participants will foster a deeper understanding of themselves. The learning objectives were designed to challenge participants to think, write, and share experiences they've had that contributed to their sense of belonging by giving participants a brave space to share their personal stories and challenging them to listen critically.
In this presentation Prenicia tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. Prenicia to this day constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.
Black Girls Don't Sing Opera!
What does it mean to be a Black girl performing in a predominantly white field?
Black Girls Don't Lead!
What does it mean to be a Black girl breaking barriers and leading a community?
Black Girls Don't Read!