Discovery Museum Speaker Series 2021 Featuring Grace Lin

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Tuesday June 1

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Join the conversation at the Discovery Museum 2021 Speaker Series featuring

Grace Lin

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator

Putting Books to Work

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM EDT

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

Please note this event will not be recorded. 

We often hear that “diverse” books just don’t circulate, that kids don’t gravitate towards them. If we take this as true, how do we change that? Grace shows ways you can encourage kids to pick up a book that might not be an obvious mirror and open the door for reading diversely. Using her experiences as a child, a mother and an author as examples, Grace talks and discusses ways that we can use books as tools to integrate diversity into our kids’ lives.

Grace Lin, a New York Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting. Her novel When the Sea Turned to Silver was a National Book Award Finalist and her picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star, was awarded the Caldecott Honor. Grace is also an occasional commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for The New York Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf," as well as hosting the two podcasts: kidlitwomen* and Kids Ask Authors. In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

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Discovery Museum Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

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