Carmen Agra Deedy was our lunchtime speaker at ALSC Mini-Institute today, so I didn’t take notes.
But I can tell you what her talk was about: Storytelling!
And she told stories to tell us about storytelling. She kept us laughing, on the edge of our seats, and deeply moved in turn.
She also read from her wonderful new picture book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet.
The power of words mean everyone can talk. We each fight the good fight. In the end, where is your voice?
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
There are always those who resist being silenced.
May we be among them!
I love her book Martina the Beautiful Cockroach.
She was SUCH a great speaker! And she read her new book, which is lovely.