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Nadine Aisha Jassat: Answering big questions with books

Genre: Family, Fiction, Identity, Poetry
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

Poet and author Nadine Aisha Jassat joins us to share breathtaking excerpts from her middle-grade verse novel The Stories Grandma Forgot (and How I Found Them), and dicusses the ways in which we can look to books to help us discover and accept who we are. Nadine shares her lifelong love of libraries, the inspiration behind her work, and the importance of seeing yourself reflected in stories – even if you have to take matters into your own hands and write them yourself.