Author Reception/Fundraiser for the Learning and Loving Center with Laura Atkins

Saturday May 13 2017   4:00 PM
BookSmart Morgan Hill  1295 E Dunne Ave Ste 120, Morgan Hill, CA  map

Bay Area author Laura Atkins will give a talk and a reading from her new book (with Stan Yogi), Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, about a Japanese American man who refused to be incarcerated when the U.S. instituted Japanese internment camps in the 1940s. This historical book is highly pertinent to these times (geared toward children and adults). Reading will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, signing, and raffle. All ticket and raffle proceeds go to support a continuing education scholarship for an immigrant woman through the Learning & Loving Center of Morgan Hill.

Sliding scale: $10 to $50 (whatever you can afford). Purchase at the door or contact Jordan Rosenfeld:

Sponsored by SURJ South County, a local group of individuals organizing people for racial justice. We envision a society where we struggle together for equity, love, peace, justice, human dignity, compassion, and a sustainable world.

Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins is an author, teacher, and independent children’s book editor with over twenty years of editorial experience. She worked at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and Lee and Low Books, helping to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award and American Library Association Notable Book selections, among others. She taught creative writing at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) in London, where she also received her M.A. in children’s literature, and she completed her M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2016. In addition to cowriting Fred Korematsu Speaks UpLaura is the author of the lighthearted picture book Sled Dog Dachshund (Minted Prose Press). Passionate about diversity and equity in children’s books, Laura is based in Berkeley, California, where she lives with her daughter. Find out more at