Concurrent Session I: Press Conference Room
Literature has power and the potency to change lives. By treating difficult topics with sensitivity and honesty, good literature works to reach its readers. How do writers approach uncomfortable topics in their books? And how can literature help? Stories can show a child that they are not alone, or they can teach empathy and understanding to those who have not had those experiences. Come hear four authors share their ideas, stories, and questions on writing about disquieting and sometimes painful topics for children and young adults.