S219. Disability in Children's Literature: Not an Anomoly&mdashAn Imperative
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Naseem Jamnia is a nonbinary Muslim writer and former scientist. They received their AB from the University of Chicago and MS from DePaul University, both in the biological sciences. They care deeply about centering marginalized voices in both fiction and nonfiction and strive to make these voices the norm.
Brian Tashima is the author of the Joel Suzuki series, a YA sci-fi/fantasy series featuring a teenage protagonist on the autism spectrum. He is also a board member of Autism Empowerment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in the autism community.