Educators' Night: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Wonderful news! The conversation of Indigenous children’s and young adult books has burst into an ever-growing, forever glowing constellation. In her talk titled Celebrating Native Voices & Visions for Young Readers, award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith reflects on how we got here, what to consider, tips for navigating, connecting with kids and teens, and how all of this is key to everyone living on Native ancestral land today (that includes you!).
This event is free and open to all educators as space permits. Reservations are required and begin September 8. It will also be livestreamed through Facebook Live, but not recorded (you do not need to register if you are watching the livestream).
Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? Order books online by September 30 to reserve signed books.
Educator’s Night is made possible through the generous support of the Edwin S. Webster Foundation, and HarperCollins Children’s Books, honoring Antonia Markiet’s 50-year commitment to books and reading for every child.
Schedule of events
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Guests will have time to browse the Museum and collect free materials for their classroom.
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Celebrating Native Voices & Visions for Young Readers with Cynthia Leitich Smith, followed by Q&A
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Book signing with Cynthia Leitich Smith. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make the event? Order books online by September 30 to reserve signed books.