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Sunday, October 6 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Diversity in Literature for Children and Teens

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How important is diversity in literature for children and teens? Three authors discuss creating diverse characters and settings and why every reader should be able to find him or herself on the page.

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Rosanne Parry

Bio:Rosanne lives in Portland where she and her husband are raising four children, three chickens and five kinds of fruit. She works in a tree house in her back yard. She is the author of the award winning novels Heart of a Shepherd and Second Fiddle, and is a frequent visiting author in local schools. Her  most recent book Written in Stone is set among the Quinault and Makah tribes on the Olympic Peninsula where Rosanne had her first... Read More →

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Liz Fichera

Bio: | Liz Fichera relocated from Chicago to Phoenix. She writes stories inspired by teenagers who do extraordinary things.  Most of her stories are set in the American Southwest and finds the desert to be an intriguing and mythic place.  With over 20 native tribes in Arizona, the influence of Native American cultures is present in her novels. From Hohokam petroglyphs and ancient canals, the ancient world resonates in... Read More →
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Corey Haydu

Bio:Corey Ann Haydu is a young adult novelist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her first novel, OCD LOVE STORY, is coming out July 2013 from Simon Pulse. Her second novel, LIFE BY COMMITTEE will be out in Summer 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books at Harper Collins. Corey grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts where she learned a deep love for books, cheese, cobblestone streets, cold weather and The Gilmore Girls. She has been living... Read More →
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Emma Trevayne

Bio:Emma Trevayne is the author of several sci-fi and fantasy novels for young adults and children. Her first novel, Coda, was released by Running Press Kids in May 2013, and will be followed by a companion novel, Chorus, in Spring 2014. Her middle-grade debut, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, is also debuting in Spring 2014 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and The Cabinet of Curiosities, an anthology of scary... Read More →


Sunday October 6, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Comcast Stage OCC, D-138

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