Event Courses and Workshops Navigating Society: Challenges and Female Agency

Date and Location

  • When: Thursday, November 4, 2021

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

  • More information at zoomgov.com External.

  • Where: Online Only

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

Join the Library of Congress for a panel discussion that explores representations of female agency in new Africana children’s literature, featuring authors Tricia Elam Walker (Nana Akua goes to School), Aya Khalil (The Arabic Quilt) and Ekiuwa Aire (Idia of the Benin Kingdom).

These authors will explore the challenges faced by immigrant children living in an America that has little knowledge of their home countries and traditions, and the strategies that a girl living in a long-ago kingdom uses to achieve her dreams of becoming a warrior. Central in the three stories are the supportive adult characters who help the young protagonists navigate the challenges of their world.

This event is cosponsored with Howard University’s African Studies Center and Africa Access.