2021 Festival

Ebony Joy Wilkins

Author Ebony Joy Wilkins, PhD, is a writer of children’s literature and professor of English and education. Ebony’s education research centers on African American children’s literature and children’s written responses, and her stories for children and teens aim to highlight marginalized voices. She currently resides in Chicago. More information can be found at her website at ebonyjoywilkins.com.

 

2021 Festival

Mathical Reading: DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson

Join author Ebony Joy Wilkins for a reading from her book DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson. In this engaging youth biography, Wilkins tells the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician who helped the United States put the first person on the moon, and one of the subjects of the best-selling book and movie Hidden Figures.