Teachers and librarians coming to the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday, November 5, please join fellow author Meghan P. Browne and me and the folks from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) for our educator panel, “Texas Center for the Book Presents Great Reads: Teaching About Real-Life Figures“!
Meghan is the author of Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards, which — like my picture book What Do You Do with a Voice Like That: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan before it — has been selected by TSLAC’s Texas Center for the Book as this year’s Texas Great Read.
We’ll be discussing both of those books, as well as my newest picture book biography, Moving Forward:
Discover Alton Yates, Barbara Jordan, and Ann Richards through these incredible picture books by Chris Barton and Meghan P. Browne, authors whose books have both been designated as “Great Reads” by the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates covers the life of Alton Yates, his experiences in the Air Force and his dedication to the Civil Rights Movement once he came home. Indelible Ann: The-Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards tells the story of Dorothy Ann Richards — how she found her passion for civic duty and her experience taking on the political world in Texas. In What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan author Chris Barton explores the life of Barbara Jordan — Congresswoman, lawyer, educator, and civil rights leader.
We’ll be in Capitol Extension Room E2.030 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and would love to answer your questions during our session and while signing copies of our books afterwards. Hope to see you there!