Liberty: The Louisiana Home Front through Historical Fiction Student Webinar
Join Museum educators and Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson to explore the history behind her new novel Liberty, which chronicles the story of two friends who rescue a stray dog in WWII-era New Orleans. Fish, a young aspiring inventor with a dad fighting overseas, develops a friendship across racial lines with his neighbor Olympia. They name their new rescue Liberty, and along the way Fish encounters important lessons about race and war from friends, neighbors, and even famed boat builder Andrew Higgins. Museum educators will uncover the history that inspired these compelling passages so your students can understand wartime experiences of not just young Louisianans, but all Americans.
Perfect for grades 3 – 7. All participants can purchase copies of Liberty from the Museum’s online store for a 20% discount. Use the code WEBINAR on the checkout screen. Teachers will receive related curriculum materials upon registering.