Authors Joanna Ho and Lisa Moore Ramée Help Kids See Themselves in Stories

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Authors Joanna Ho and Lisa Moore Ramée want young readers of all backgrounds to see themselves in stories. In her debut children’s book “Eyes that Kiss in the Corners,” Ho tells the story of a child’s love of her Asian eyes. In her new picture book, “Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma,” Ho highlights world-famous cellist, immigration and the way music can build bridges between different communities. Ramée's young adult novels “A Good Kind of Trouble” and “Something to Say” both center young Black girl protagonists who embark on journeys to find their voices and what it means to stand for something, in your own life or in the community. Ho and Ramée recently joined us for a FORUM LIVE event to talk about the shared themes in their stories of identity, self acceptance and finding one’s voice.


Lisa Moore Ramée, author, “Something to Say” and "A Good Kind of Trouble"

Joanna Ho, author, “Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma" and "Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”