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PEN World Voices Festival presents
Storytime: Imagination in Action
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:30PM
Townstages, Back Room
221 West Broadway
Bring your kids—babes-in-arms to early elementary—to this fun drop-in storytime featuring progressive read-aloud favorites. We’ll tell the history of a protest by the bestselling author of A is for Activist, explore figures who were Young, Gifted, and Black, and share a layered Chinese fairytale retelling of the “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Children are encouraged to ask questions after each story, as they (and their parents!) learn how to raise their own voices. A guided dialogue between these popular authors will follow the readings, encouraging audience participation, hosted by Paul Zelinsky, of PEN America’s Children's and Young Adult Books Committee. With Innosanto Nagara, Jamia Wilson, and Ying Chang Compestine.