Event Lectures and Symposia Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens

Date and Location

  • When: Monday, May 3, 2021

    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

  • This event will be livestreamed on YouTube External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth,” will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Gidwitz and Watson will also answer pre-recorded student questions. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages 11-16.

This event is part of the 11th annual Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Program, a three-part feature supported by the Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Fund of the Library of Congress. The fund was established to honor the late son of Marcia and Barnet Eskin.

May 3, 11 AM: Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers

May 13, 5 PM: Talking About Race, Love and Truth: Live Q&A