Since 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