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A Conversation with Elana K. Arnold (ages 8–18) [Virtual]

June 5 @ 18 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

For ages 8–18


Join us for a virtual event with award-winning author Elana K. Arnold as she discusses her work, her inspiration, and her writing process. Arnold will also discuss gender dynamics and power, which are topics apparent in many of her works, from picture books to young adult novels. Arnold will then take questions from participants.


About Elana K. Arnold:  Elana K. Arnold is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novels and children’s books, including the Printz Honor winner Damsel, the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of, and Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat and its sequels. Several of her books are Junior Library Guild selections and have appeared on many best book lists, including the Amelia Bloomer Project, a catalog of feminist titles for young readers. Elana teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and lives in Southern California with her family and menagerie of pets.


Advance registration is required for this event. This event is open to Library members and students in partner schools, and is free of charge. If you are not yet a Library member, but would like to participate, please join the Library.




Questions about collections and programs for teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads: celeste@americanlibraryinparis.org.


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June 5
18 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min
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