Diversity in Storytelling with Meera Sriram
Wednesday, September 23 7:00PM EST
DIVERSITY IN STORYTELLING with Meera Sriram
This session will offer insight into #OwnVoices stories in the picture book space. It will address and expand on the questions: What is #ownvoices and why? How can it bring honesty and authenticity to a story? We will discuss a few themes and popular titles, exploring important picture book elements along the way.
Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing, leading early literacy initiatives, and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books, The Yellow Suitcase and A Gift for Amma, and has also co-authored several books in India. Meera believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children's literature. For more information, visit www.meerasriram.com