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The 2023-24 Lesley University Thought Leadership Series – Jasmine Warga

March 7 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm EST

The Thought Leadership Series at Lesley University welcomes guest presenters who engage members of our community and the public in conversation and, through that exchange, encourage us all to act as catalysts for a more connected and just world.

These presentations are free and open to all.

Jasmine Warga (WFYP), a 2013 graduate of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of many books for young people, including “Other Words For Home” and “A Rover’s Story.” “Other Words For Home” earned multiple awards, including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck Honor. Her book “The Shape of Thunder” was a School Library Journal and Bank Street best book of the year, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Award, and has been named to several state award reading lists. “A Rover’s Story, “her latest novel, was an instant New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next List and a Junior Library Guild selection, and was named a best book of the year by many outlets including Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post.


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