Understanding Our Differences "Meet the Author" event set for November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Parents, children, and teachers, join Understanding Our Differences to welcome author Melissa Shang, disability activist and Newton South High School student, on November 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at Newton South High School Auditorium, 140 Brandeis Road, Newton Centre! Born with a form of muscular dystrophy, Melissa got her start in activism when she launched a petition for a disabled American Girl doll. The petition went viral nationwide and brought massive attention to the issue of disability representation in children’s toys.

Melissa will discuss and sign her book, Mia Lee Is Wheeling Through Middle School. The book is a New York Times-featured middle grade novel starring a sixth grade stop-motion filmmaker with a wheelchair and a lot of sass, trying to survive at her new middle school.

Free for children and Newton Public Schools teachers and staff. Requested donation is $10.00 for adults. Registration (save your space) is required in advance at this link: http://understandingourdifferences.org/book-event/ For more information, email info@UnderstandingOurDifferences.org.

Books will be available for purchase at the event and will be signed by the author.