TRUE STORIES: Non-Fiction Picture Books

TRUE STORIES: Non-Fiction Picture Books

January 30th, 1:00pm EST

Come discover four incredible true stories at this non-fiction picture book panel! These four stories - from a little known tale from the struggle for civil rights to the story behind an object that saves lives every single day - will amaze and inspire your young readers! 

Don't miss this chance to meet the amazing authors and illustrators behind these four inspiring picture books! Books of Wonder will be joined by 

- ALICE FAYE DUNCAN, the author of Evicted!: The Struggle for the Right to Vote, a story of the Fayette County Tent City movement in 1950s Tennessee.

- YOLANDA GLADDEN, one of the authors of When the Schools Shut Down, who lived through the events in the book: the unconstitutional effort by white lawmakers of Virginia to shut down public schools entirely rather than allow them to be integrated. 

- JAMIE MICHALAK and DEBBI MICHIKO FLORENCE, the authors of Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites, a picture book biography of chef Niki Nakayama, whose story has been featured on Netflix's Chef's Table, and

- KARYN PARSONS, author of Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan’s Life Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal, a biography of Garrett Morgan, a Black engineer and business man who created the traffic signal and a gas mask, among other inventions!

Sunday, January 30th at 1:00pm via Crowdcast.

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