2024 Festival:
October 21–27

37: Can You Believe It? (Grades 4–7)

37: Can You Believe It? (Grades 4–7)

All 2022 Festival Youth events can be attended in-person or viewed online. Please ensure that you select the correct ticket option during checkout.

In a world of fake news, social media memes and algorithm-led gossip, how do you tell fact from fiction? Joyce Grant and Tanya Lloyd Kyi help students do just that in this timely, thought-provoking conversation. Grant’s book, Can You Believe It?, is the go-to resource for navigating what kids read on the internet, including practical advice on how to spot fact from fiction, and to know who—and what— to trust. Kyi’s Better Connected explores how kids can use social media to create positive change and practice good digital citizenship. Together, these two wise authors offer tips that will stand youth in good stead throughout their digital journeys. Grades 4–7.

Event Participants:

Joyce Grant

JOYCE GRANT is a freelance journalist and children’s author. She created the popular website Teaching Kids News and has given hundreds of presentations at schools and libraries. Can You Believe It? is a go-to resource for kids navigating what they read on the internet. (ONTARIO)

Tanya Lloyd Kyi

TANYA LLOYD KYI is the author of more than twenty-five books for children and adults, including This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes and Mya’s Strategy to Save the World. She joins the Festival with Our Green City and Better Connected: How Girls Are Using Social Media for Good. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)