51. Spinning Stories and Telling Tales: Exploring Cultural Appropriation via South Asian Children’s Literature

Sunday, June 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Children & Families
  • Culture
  • Literary

Arjun Gupta, Sunaina Maira, Mitali Perkins, and Ginee Seo, moderated by Sadaf Siddique

Stories are the lifeblood of a culture’s survival, but who has the right to tell someone else’s story? After experiencing decades of cultural appropriation in South Asian children’s literature, the “our own voices” movement reminds us that not all diverse stories are created equal. Writers and editors break down the far-reaching, harmful effects of appropriation, and reasons why we need truthful, authentic cultural representation more than ever.

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