[CANCELED] Good (Grief!) Government: How to Tell Kids When Democracy Goes Right and Wrong

Panel Discussion
09 May 2020
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10008

With the end of classroom civics, how will young people learn about our government’s best and worst performances in history? Do we know these facts ourselves? This panel of award-winning authors of children’s and young adult literature will share their methods for explaining democracy’s benefits and failures to kids—and the ways caregivers and educators can, too.

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.

Floyd Cooper
Andrea Balis
Elizabeth Levy
Fatima Shaik
Amy Nathan

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