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Evolution for Children: The Fight Goes On


May 3 | powerHouse Arena | Brooklyn

With Vicki Cobb, Tijs Goldschmidt, Deborah Heiligman, and Mary Ann Hoberman;  moderated by Ellen Loughran

Teachers, librarians, scientists, and children’s book writers have fought in the courts and classrooms for the right to teach Darwin’s theory, and the authors on this panel have many ways of winning it. Vicki Cobb, author of 85 science books for children does it through school visits and her web site. Mary Ann Hoberman, the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, co-edited (with Linda Winston) a new anthology of poems about evolution. Tijs Goldschmidt, an evolutionary biologist and author, combines scientific and personal experience in his work. Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, explores how Darwin and his wife reconciled her religious faith with his theory.

Presented by PEN’s Children’s Book Committee and powerHouse Arena

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