Words Take Wing

Words Take Wing

Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature


Aida SalazarSince 2005, more than 18,000 Sacramento-area school children have benefited from Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature. This annual celebration, held each February, gives students the opportunity to hear about the personal journeys and creative processes of acclaimed authors and illustrators of diverse children’s literature whose stories about Native American heritage, Asian culture, African American culture, and Latino identity, among many others, allow them to explore a wide range of perspectives and world views.

On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Words Take Wing hosted award-winning children’s author Aida Salazar​ in two free virtual events via Zoom—a morning presentation for 3rd grade through middle school classes and a public evening presentation at the Sacramento Public Library.

Words Take Wing is made possible by the support of our title sponsors


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