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Exploring Race, Mistakes and Friendship through Poetry

Presented by: Lerner Publishing Group & The Horn Book
Event Date & Time: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Join Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton for a lively conversation with the authors and illustrators of Can I Touch Your Hair, a collection of children’s poems that explores how our youth understand race in the 21st century. They’ll discuss their experiences and inspiration behind the book, and explain the importance of teaching valuable lessons through literature.

Authors & Illustrators

  • Selina Alko
  • Irene Latham
  • Charles Waters


  • Roger Sutton – Editor in Chief, The Horn Book

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