Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat June 5 — Art and Activism: A Conversation with Aida Salazar

Date(s) - 06/05/2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Marin County SCBWI Co-Coordinators
Michael Genhart and Jen Gennari present:

Art & Activism:
A Conversation with Aida Salazar

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m PST
$10 SCBWI Members / $15 Non-Members

Join us for a zoom conversation with Aida Salazar, author of Land of the Cranes (Scholastic/Levine, 2020). In an IGTV series titled ARTIVISM, Salazar interviewed a variety of artists about the intersection of their art and activism. In this timely discussion, Michael Genhart and Jen Gennari turn the tables and interview Salazar to appreciate what inspires her art. Be a part of a movement to know the responsibility and joy of creating powerful books for children.


Aida Salazar


Aida Salazar is an award-winning author and arts activist whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels, The Moon Within (International Latino Book Award Winner) and Land of the Cranes (California Library Association Beatty Award, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor, Jane Addams Peace Honor). Aida is a founding member of LAS MUSAS — a Latinx kidlit debut author collective. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA.


Registration ends at noon, Friday, June 4, 2021

A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants a few days before. Registration fees are non-refundable.


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