For Kids! Activism panel with Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, and author/illustrator Innosanto Nagarra

Saturday Mar 18 2017   5:00 PM
Mrs. Dalloways  2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA  map

Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins, the co-authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up and the author/illustrator of A Is for Activist and Counting on Community, Innosanto Nagarra, talk about their paths to activism and why they wrote their books. Our discussion will include pressing questions: What is an activist? What can I do? What can we do together? How do we get involved? Given the current political landscape, this event aims to be inspiring, reassuring, and encouraging. Come with ideas to share, or to hear what others are doing. No ideas are too small. Target audience 8-14 but everyone is welcome.

Free and open to the pubic For more information visit Mrs. Dalloway’s Website.

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

Stan Yogi

Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with Elaine Elinson, of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, and, with Laura Atkins, of the children's book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years and is the coeditor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California's Great Central Valley and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MELUS, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.

Photo by Michael Woolsey