Climate Conversation: Using Adolescent Fantasy to Help Young Readers Stand Up for the Planet with Todd Mitchell
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Join us for a conversation with award-winning author of ecofantasy Todd Mitchell hosted by Climate Lit editors Kirsten Hunt and Rebecca Young. Todd will introduce his recent book The Namer of Spirits and talk about the challenges of engaging the imaginations of young readers to reimagine our relationship with the environment and with each other.
Todd Mitchell is the award-winning author of several books and comics for young readers and adults including The Last Panther (Penguin Random House), The Traitor King (Scholastic Press), The Secret to Lying (Candlewick Press), Backwards (Candlewick Press) and A Flight of Angels (DC). He has two new books coming out with Owl Hollow Press in Fall 2021—one for writers, artists, and other creators currently titled Breakthrough: How to Overcome Doubt, Fear, and Resistance to Be Your Ultimate Creative Self, and a middle grade novel that’s been optioned for film/TV development titled The Namer of Spirits. Todd’s books have twice won the Colorado Book Award, and his middle grade novel The Last Panther won several national awards including the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature and the Green Earth Honor Book Award. In addition to his books, he’s published short stories, essays, and poems in national and international journals. Currently, he serves as Director of the Beginning Creative Writing Teaching Program at Colorado State University. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, dog, and two wise daughters. You can visit him (and learn about bringing him to your school) at www.ToddMitchellBooks.com.