Family Programs

Special Family Event
Reading into History: Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Winner of the 2017 Children’s History Book Prize!
Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 9–12 and their adults

This month’s meeting will feature authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, winners of the 2017 New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize for their book: Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. Come discuss the book, meet the authors,

About Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
When Fred Korematsu, a young Japanese-American man, defied U.S. governmental orders by refusing to report to prison camps during World War II, he and his allies set in motion a landmark civil liberties case. Written in free verse, Fred’s story engages in powerful bursts and shows how speaking out brings complex consequences. Enhanced with pictures and archival materials, well-researched and approachable historical essays interspersed throughout. A must-read for all civics classrooms. – starred Kirkus Review, November 16, 2016

Make sure to check out all of this year’s finalists: Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, This is Just a Test, and Lucky Broken Girl.

Photos courtesy of the authors.

About the Children’s History Book Prize

Since 2013 the DiMenna Children’s History Museum and New-York Historical Society has awarded an annual prize to the best middle grade novel about American history. This special book club meeting will feature the (yet to be announced) winning book and author for 2016! We’ll also visit our galleries to explore artifacts related to the book.

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