A collaborative project offering a series of hard-hitting virtual events that challenge the status quo, question our current standards, and leave no curiosity left unexplored.
Previous event recordings are available below. We are currently planning for Spring 2023.
If you are an author, illustrator, or independent bookstore interested in participating in this event series, please fill out this interest form, and we will reach out to you shortly. Thank you!
This event was geared toward the general public interested in activism, and featured activist Abbey Clements, and authors Barbara DiLorenzo (One Thursday Afternoon), De Nichols (Art of Protest), and John Della Volpe (Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America), moderated by Heidi Yoon from Politics & Prose Bookstore.
Moderator: Kim Johnson (This is My America)
This event was geared toward middle and high school students and featured authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal (I’m Not Dying with You Tonight), Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends), and Kindra Neely (Numb to This).
Host: Kevin Maillard, Sibert Medal and the American Indian Youth Literature Honor-winning Fry Bread
Raúl the Third, Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator, ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat & ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market
Caldecott Award-winning Andrea Wang, Luli and the Language of Tea
Cheryl Chepulsova, Noodles, Please! A to Z Foods of the World
Michael Genhart, May Your Life Be Deliciosa
Warren Binford, compiler of Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz
Michael Garcia Bochenek, senior counsel to the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Moderator: Christina Scott, public interest attorney
Jessica Curry, author, writer, work-at-home full-time mother, Happy Mama Happy Babies blog
with special guest Parker Curry, Parker Looks Up
Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, Associate Professor of Sociology, John Jay College, Parent Like It Matters
Michael Genhart, PhD, author and licensed clinical psychologist, Love is Love
Moderator: Mercedes Samudio, founder, Diversity in Parenting, Inc., Shame-Proof Parenting