Religion, Persecution and Farting Dragons: Tackling Taboo Topics in Children’s Literature

Bestselling children’s author Adam Gidwitz, known for his daring retellings of Grimm’s fairy tales, takes on the last taboo in children’s literature — religion — in his richly historical, often humorous and provocative new novel.

Gidwitz will discuss his life in Europe researching the novel, the striking parallels between the medieval and modern periods, and the challenges in writing books that push kids to their moral, emotional and intellectual limits. Can you even write a book about religious persecution that speaks to all kids, no matter their background?

 











When: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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Bestselling children’s author Adam Gidwitz, known for his daring retellings of Grimm’s fairy tales, takes on the last taboo in children’s literature — religion — in his richly historical, often humorous and provocative new novel.

Gidwitz will discuss his life in Europe researching the novel, the striking parallels between the medieval and modern periods, and the challenges in writing books that push kids to their moral, emotional and intellectual limits. Can you even write a book about religious persecution that speaks to all kids, no matter their background?

 

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