Thanks to funding from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Heyday Books can offer a limited number of sponsored school visits to Title 1 schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for 4th-8th grade students. Get a school assembly (up to one hour) from co-authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi for up to 300 students. Visits can take place on Feb. 28th; March 5th; April 9th-11 th; May 8th-11th; and May 29th-June 1 st. Learn more about what happens during our school visits on our website.
How: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with an answer to the question:
Why do you want this presentation for your school?
Also give us your first and second choices for dates from the following: Feb. 28th; March 5th; April 9th-11 th; May 8th-11th; and May 29th-June 1 st. Note, you MUST be able to host the visit on one of the listed dates to be able to submit.
When: Deadline is February 9th for submissions. We will let schools know by February 16th.
More about the book:
• A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
• Finalist, 2017 Cybils Awards
• An ACL Outstanding Title
Fred Korematsu, born and raised in Oakland, liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the West Coast and move to distant prison camps. This included Fred, whose parents had immigrated to the United States from Japan many years before. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. And when he got put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn’t give up. The story of Fred Korematsu’s fight against discrimination explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice.
Laura and Stan have spoken to almost 6,000 students at nearly 40 schools in California and Washington, including a tour for Banned Books Week with the ACLU of Northern California.