iSchool Research Symposium: Zetta Elliott

When:  Jan 21, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM (PT)
iSchool Research Symposium: Zetta Elliott
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:20 PM
“The ‘trouble’ with magic, as it is represented in much of children’s literature, is that it appears to exist in realms to which only certain children belong.” This quote from one of Zetta Elliott’s scholarly essays regularly plays out in predictable ways during school visits: when asked about magic, most kids think of wands in the hands of white wizards. Elliott’s fantasy fiction counters European conventions by introducing young readers to "black magic" rooted in the cultures of the African diaspora. Her intentionally inclusive narratives ensure that young readers know they can open a portal or encounter a mythical beast not only in a castle in England but in their own urban neighborhood. 
https://ischool.uw.edu/events/2020/01/ischool-research-symposium-zetta-elliott