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Friday, September 9 • 10:00am - 10:50am
That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It

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Libraries are places that connect people from different backgrounds and life experiences. However, it is still a struggle for many students to find a book featuring a character that looks like them. Hear how author, Jessica Kim, has been able to weave her specific experiences as a child of immigrants into a universal story that any reader can read and relate to. She will discuss why she chose to include Korean words unitalicized, how she dealt with stereotypes and accents, and how she learned to center herself in her own story.

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Jessica Kim

Jessica Kim writes about Asian American girls finding their way in the world. Before she was an author, Jessica studied education at UC Berkeley and spent ten years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grades in public schools. Like Yumi, Jessica lives with her family in Southern California... Read More →

Friday September 9, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
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