Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Picture Book Creator Q&A: A Place Inside of Me
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Noa Denmon
Noa Denmon
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart
Zetta Elliott
Zetta Elliott
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart

Picture books offer some of the best openings for family discussions of social justice issues, so this year, we’re pleased to offer several conversations with the creators of new picture books that tackle timely themes in terms that will resonate with all members of the family. Poet Zetta Elliott has written books for all ages; in her last, she transforms a lyrical poem into a powerful picture book with dynamic artwork by Noa Denmon, tracing the evolving emotions of a young Black child over the course of a year as his community rebounds from a police shooting. Watch Elliott read her book in our on-demand video, and then tune in for this Q&A with Elliott, Denmon, and author and racial justice educator Francie Latour. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the book’s creators!

Ages 5–8

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Storytime: A Place Inside of Me [pre-recorded]
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Zetta Elliott
Zetta Elliott
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart

Picture books offer some of the best openings for family discussions of social justice issues, so this year, we’re pleased to offer several conversations with the creators of new picture books that tackle timely themes in terms that will resonate with all members of the family. Poet Zetta Elliott has written books for all ages; in her last, she transforms a lyrical poem into a powerful picture book with dynamic artwork by Noa Denmon, tracing the evolving emotions of a young Black child over the course of a year as his community rebounds from a police shooting. Watch Elliott read her book in this on-demand video, and then tune in on October 13 for a live Q&A with Elliott, Denmon, and author and racial justice educator Francie Latour.