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Please Note: Speaker Series programming will be held virtually, via Zoom, for the 2020-2021 year.

This program is free to attend, and all guests are welcome. Registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email, with information about how to access the meeting.

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Little Women

June 17 , 2021

1 PM

A conversation with authors Anne Boyd Rioux and Hena Khan. 

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Little Women: A conversation with authors Anne Boyd Rioux and Guild member Hena Khan


Anne Boyd Rioux is a writer and expert on American women writers. The recipient of four NEH awards, two for public scholarship, she has a Ph.D. in American Studies and has been a professor for over twenty years. She has published seven books, the latest of which is Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters (Norton 2018), an Indie bestseller and one of the best books of the year, according to Library Journal, The Daily Mail, and A Mighty Girl. It was published to mark the 150th anniversary of the overlooked and underestimated classic as was the deluxe edition of Little Women, which Dr. Rioux edited for Penguin Classics.


Hena Khan is the award-winning author of the middle grade novels Amina's Voice, Amina's Song, More to the Story, and the Zayd Saleem: Chasing the Dream series, in addition to picture books like Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Night of the Moon, and Under My Hijab.

Our June recipient is:
The Ida B Wells Society

which is a news trade organization with a mission of increasing the ranks, retention and profile of reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.

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While registering for this month’s program, an optional donation can be made to a chosen organization working for racial justice in children’s literacy and education.

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