Fighter In Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

Alaska Library Association Conference Session

Saturday, March 2, 12:10-1:10 Centennial Hall, Juneau Alaska

Who was Elizabeth Peratrovich really? How does one write about such a beloved Alaskan hero? Blending material from personal interviews and family documents with archival photos and records to create a picture biography for middle-grade and young adult readers. Author Annie Boochever will talk about the process of collaborating with Elizabeth Peratrovich’s only living child, 84-year-old Roy Peratrovich Jr., to produce a heart-felt telling of his mother’s stirring story. #akla19