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Saturday, November 21 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Fostering Empathy Through Literature: Connecting Readers with Diverse Characters -- BYOD

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Children’s authors Hena Khan and Natalie Dias Lorenzi discuss teaching empathy through literature. Learn strategies for building background knowledge, creating deeper connections to characters, and enriching readers’ responses to literature.

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Hena Khan

Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American Muslim who was born and raised in Maryland who enjoys sharing and writing about her culture and religion. She’s also written about many other topics, from spies to space travel. She also spends time writing and editing for international organizations... Read More →
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Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Children' Author and School Librarian
I'm a school librarian at a secondary school (grades 7-12) in Fairfax County, and the author of two middle grade novels, Flying the Dragon, and A Long Pitch Home.

Saturday November 21, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 17 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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