2019 Chase Lecture in Children's Literature: Adam Gidwitz
Presented by the College of Education and Human Development
April 10, 2019
Adam Gidwitz has written a New York Times Bestselling book that begins with the main characters being decapitated (A Tale Dark and Grimm), a Newbery Honor book about God and the Problem of Evil (The Inquisitor’s Tale), and a new chapter book for younger middle grade readers about bloodsucking monsters and Trump’s Border Wall (Unicorn Rescue Society: Chupacabras of the Río Grande). He will talk about why he thinks such topics are appropriate for children, the next frontier of taboos in children’s literature, and how writers and gatekeepers can (and should) address the most uncomfortable topics in engaging ways.
This event is presented by the College of Education and Human Development, with support from the Children's Literature Research Collections. RSVP at z.umn.edu/chase2019.
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