Cynthia GradyCynthia Grady grew up in California. After teaching 6th grade for several years, she relocated to Boston to study children's literature. Cynthia knew she wanted to write the night she sat surrounded by her eight siblings listening to her grandmother read The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She is the author of Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song and I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery. Cynthia lives in New Mexico with her partner and two house rabbits.

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Join two New Mexican authors as they discuss writing for children and their relationship to Japanese American internment. Laurel Goodluck is a children’s book author living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She comes from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Tsimshian tribes and is of Japanese descent. Her great-grandfather, Harry Sharai, was imprisoned in Santa Fe and Lordsburg Internment camps, separated from his family who were split up into different camps throughout the West.

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