Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins at CAAMFest

Saturday Mar 18 2017   12:00 PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center   388 9th St, Oakland, CA  map

Inside the Mind of A Creator: Sharing History and Culture Through Children’s Books and Graphic Novels

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon in Oakland with the top creators of new children’s books and graphic novels. Innosanto Nagara, Stan Yogi, Laura Atkins, Thi Bui and Nidhi Chanani will share their inspirations, artistic process, and how their personal experiences inform storytelling. Moderated by staff from ABC7 News. Light refreshments will be available. 12-3pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

Tickets: $14/$13/$12 – children and youth under 18 are free
For more information, visit CAAMFest’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