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CANCELED: KidLitCon | Keynote with Jasmine Warga


Saturday March 28, 2020: 9:30am to 10:15am


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Newbery Award Winning author Jasmine Warga opens the second day of the 2020 KidLitCon with the morning keynote address.

Jasmine Warga will discuss the way in which books present their characters and how this shapes our real world perceptions. Ms. Warga will focus on the representation of Muslim and Arab characters, and the danger and harm in telling only one story. 

Jasmine Warga is a writer from Cincinnati, Ohio who currently resides in the Chicago area. She is the author of Other Words For Home, which was awarded a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor, and a Charlotte Huck Honor.  Jasmine is also the author of My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now. Her books have received multiple starred reviews and have been published in over twenty-five countries. Jasmine lives in a house filled with books with her husband, two tiny daughters, rowdy dog, and mischievous cat. 

This event is part of KidLitCon – an annual conference for people who care about and/or blog about children’s and young adult literature. 


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Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby