Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at the Davis Library

Saturday Sep 30 2017   10:30 AM
Yolo County Library - Davis Branch  315 E 14th St, Davis, CA  map

Listen to authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi tell Fred Korematsu’s courageous story of his fight for justice. Book sales and signing available. No reservation is required and this event is free. The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities. Program is sponsored by the Yolo County Library, and the Friends of the Davis Branch Library.

For more information please call the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library at (530) 757-5593, visit the Yolo County Library website at www.yolocountylibrary.org, or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

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 www.lauraatkins.com.

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. 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