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Tackling Tough Topics Through Middle Grade Literature

In this ILA Webinar, four middle grade authors—Barbara Dee (My Life in the Fish Tank), Supriya Kelkar (That Thing About Bollywood), Hena Khan (Amina’s Song), and Donna Gephart (Abby, Tried and True)—will discuss the importance of using fiction to introduce tough topics to middle grade readers as part of a moderated conversation led by educator Thu Anh Nguyen. This panel will cover social-emotional learning and how to address difficult subjects such as divorce, drug addiction, childhood cancer, and cultural identity in a sensitive way.

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269x336-barbara-dee Barbara Dee
Speaker

269x336-supriya-kelkar Supriya Kelkar
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269x336-hena-khan Hena Khan
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269x336-donna-gephart Donna Gephart
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269x336-thu-anh Thu Anh Nguyen
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269x336-molly-ness Molly Ness
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