At noon (CT) October 5, Museum educators will join Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson to explore the history behind her new novel “Liberty,” which tells the story of two friends who rescue a stray dog in WWII-era New Orleans. Perfect for students in grades 3-7, this webinar is free but requires registration. Visit the link below to learn more.
Parents, grandparents, teachers, and Museum Members and friends everywhere: Please share this great opportunity with your young learners.
October 05 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CT)
Join Museum educators and Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson to explore the history behind her new novel Liberty, which chronicles the story of two friends who rescue a stray dog in WWII-era New Orleans. Fish, a young aspiring inventor with a dad fighting overseas, develops a friendship across racial lines with his neighbor Olympia. They name their new rescue Liberty, and along the way Fish encounters important lessons about race and war from friends, neighbors, and even famed boat builder Andrew Higgins. Museum educators will uncover the history that inspired these compelling passages so your students can understand wartime experiences of not just young Louisianans, but all Americans.
Perfect for grades 3 – 7. All participants can purchase copies of Liberty from the Museum’s online store for a 20% discount. Use the code WEBINAR on the checkout screen. Teachers will receive related curriculum materials upon registering.