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Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

July 8, 2018

Children’s books such as Curious George and Goodnight Moon are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults— helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a new perspective.

In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the United States, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids’ books, and suggests we adults might also learn some new lessons about how to navigate our complicated world. Within these seemingly simple stories are important messages about how we think about our differences, and importantly, how we might rethink our similarities.

Funded project of Humanities Washington, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

For more information regarding this event:

Time: 6:00 pm

Contact: Humanities Washington Phone: (206) 682-1770
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States