Webinars

NOVEMBER 9, 2021

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Gayle Forman


PRESENTER: AUTHOR GAYLE FORMAN


During our Author Takeover events we invite popular authors to candidly share insights into their works and how their books may be incorporated into distance learning and classroom plans.

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On November 9, 2021 at 3:00pm CT, Gayle Forman will share the inspirational message behind Frankie & Bug, a book about two young people in the summer of 1987 in Los Angeles. They reluctantly join forces to try to catch a criminal on the loose and wind up discovering more than they ever intended about family, justice, and love. 

 

Gayle?will speak about how volunteering as a teenager for AIDS Project Los Angeles in the 1980s inspired this book and how setting the novel during that time allowed her to show today’s readers how quickly some injustices can change while how stubbornly some remain.  

 

At its heart, this is a book about allyship and what it means to show up for another person in the ways they need you to. It’s also about how learning to be an ally can sometimes be a stumbling process, but making mistakes is how we learn! She hopes young readers will come out of this understanding that ally and hope are verbs, things you actively do to make the world a more just place for all of us. 

 

We hope this event will:  

  • Introduce you to an author with who you might not already be familiar.
  • Extract topics from this series that could align with your lesson planning.
  • Give you the author’s viewpoint on the story as well as a deeper background understanding.
  • Provide you with educator resources to incorporate into your daily lessons.

Questions about this event should be sent to pubsubmit@follett.com

 

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