The annual conference of the Massachusetts School Library Association
Sunday, May 7 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote: Global Stories for Young Readers: Ten Questions about Race, Culture, and Power

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In a globally connected but increasingly xenophobic era, fiction is the perfect way to inspire children to cross borders and build bridges. How can the stories we share with the next generation contribute to the formation of a compassionate and just imagination? Author and educator Mitali Perkins will discuss ten questions that equip us to see "below the waterline" of a story.

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Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins has written twelve novels for young people, including You Bring the Distant Near (nominated for the National Book Award), Rickshaw Girl (a New York Public Library top 100 books for children in 100 years; film coming soon), and Tiger Boy (winner of the South Asia Book... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom II 1st Floor