"Far From the Tree" Author Andrew Solomon Will Be a Keynote Speaker at the CCSA Conference in March

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November 30, 2016 We are thrilled to announce that author Andrew Solomon will be our keynote speaker at the opening plenary session at The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. Solomon will talk about his book "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity." Andrew will give his address on Tuesday, March 21 at 8 am the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.

Acclaimed as a revolutionary feat of journalism, "Far From the Tree" is an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love. Andrew spent ten years researching the book, interviewing more than 300 families and generating more than 40,000 pages of notes! NPR called the book "a work of genius" and Vanity Fair said, "Andrew Solomon's empathy, heart, and vast intelligence are in abundance in Far from the Tree." Please make sure to register for the conference before our winter deadline on January 27 to get the best rate.