Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
S.K. Ali, Cherie Dimaline, Arushi Raina
Kids often feel disenfranchised, but they’ll leave today feeling empowered and inspired. Whether fighting against stereotypes, government oppression or inequalities of race and religion, young people—even those too young to vote—can make a big difference. Today’s three authors have created strong characters standing up to forces greater than themselves. S.K. Ali’s Saints & Misfits features a Muslim teen who exposes social stigmas as she navigates both Muslim and non-Muslim communities. In Cherie Dimaline’s speculative tale, an Indigenous 15-year-old and his companions realize they hold the cure to widespread madness in their bone marrow. And Arushi Raina’s When Morning Comes explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg in 1976. Yes, you can make a difference!
SUITABLE FOR GRADES 8–12 AND ADULTS
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1601 Johnston Street
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