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Writer to Writer with Mélina Mangal and Sarah Warren
January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join children’s authors Mélina Mangal and Sarah Warren in an online conversation about why they write for children, how their biracial backgrounds influence their work, and the challenges and joys of writing fiction and nonfiction. Q&A session to follow.
Writer to Writer is a series featuring conversations between Black, Indigenous writers and writers of color. These public intimate conversations between writers will give an inside look into these writers’ personal experiences as storytellers and creators. The Zoom link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance. If you’re new to Zoom, check Getting Started with Zoom.
Mélina Mangal writes picture books, biographies, and short stories that focus on connections with nature and culture. She is the author of The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just, winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award, Jayden’s Impossible Garden, named One of the Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, and the sequel, Jayden’s Secret Ingredient. Her latest YA short story appears in Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities. Mélina also works as a school library media teacher in Minneapolis, spreading book love daily.
Sarah Warren is a former preschool teacher who loves to share stories about cool women who use their everyday powers to change the world. Her picture books include Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers, Beyoncé: Shine Your Light, Charlotte and the Nutcracker: The True Story of a Girl Who Made Ballet History (written with Charlotte Nebres), A Spectacular Birdie, Stacey Abrams: Lift Every Voice, and Everything a Drum. Sarah cohosts community picture book exhibits at the Midtown Farmers Market and the Minneapolis/St Paul airport. Sarah’s family lives in Minneapolis with their dog, Bruce Valentine.