Join us at The Lamp-Post as we discuss understanding with Elana K. Arnold (A Boy Called Bat) and Sharon M. Draper (Out of My Mind).
In this reflective and personal conversation, we learn how both authors approach their storytelling as a vehicle for readers to find their own meaning, rather than teaching a planned lesson. There are so many rich and lasting lessons to be learned from the wide array of books each of them has written.
We discuss various types of understanding readers encounter when reading about complex, well-drawn, nuanced characters like Bixby Alexander Tam and Melody Brooks. Understanding people who are different from you. Understanding the world around you. Understanding yourself.