EventsDavid A. Robertson: The Importance of Representation in Children's Books

David A. Robertson: The Importance of Representation in Children's Books

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Join us for an evening with David A. Robertson, an author for young readers, as he speaks to the importance of kids seeing themselves in the characters they are reading about.

With special attention to Indigenous characters, David will be talking about how parents can choose exciting and entertaining diverse books to read together with elementary age children, and how to have a meaningful discussion about these books and the experiences the characters face.

David is the 2021 recipient of the Writer's Union of Canada's Freedom to Read Award. He is the author of more than 25 books for young readers including When We Were Alone, which won a Governor General's Literary Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. David’s most recent works include the graphic novel Breakdown (The Reckoner Rises, Vol. 1), middle grade novel The Barren Grounds, children’s book On the Trapline, and memoir Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory. He is also the writer and host of the podcast Kíwew, which won the 2021 RTDNA Prairie Region Award for Best Podcast. David is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation.

This is an online event offered through Crowdcast. To register and attend this event, please go to EPL’s Crowdcast page:

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