Indigenous YA Author Panel


On Tuesday Nov. 1st, from 5:00pm – 6:15pm, hear Indigenous authors’ perspectives on diversity, inclusion, and equity in Native American YA literature. Featured authors include Dr. Debbie Reese, Brian Young, and Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Dr. Debbie Reese founded the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) and wrote An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. Brian Young has worked on a number of films, and his most recent book The Healer of the Water Monster is the American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner: Best Middle Grade Book. Finally, Cynthia Leitich Smith has written a number of books, among them Rain is Not my Indian Name, and won a variety of awards.

This event is free and takes place over Zoom. It’s being hosted by the Arizona Department of Education–Office of Indian Education and Arizona Humanities. To learn more and register, go here.

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