Samantha Kohl

Founder/CEO
Novela

Samantha is an English teacher turned entrepreneur who knew there had to be a better way to find literature that was relevant, meaningful, and accessible to all of her students. Most recently, she taught in Aurora Public Schools, the most diverse district in Colorado, where students come from more than 130 countries and speak more than 160 different languages. Given this context, one of the most pressing challenges she faced was finding books that reflected the rich diversity of her students.

As a result, she founded Novela -- a project that aims to help teachers build inclusive classroom libraries. Samantha and her team are dedicated to ensuring all students have access to literature that exposes them to many different narratives and allows them to imagine infinite possibilities for themselves.

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I am so excited to be attending my first SXSW and facilitating a Campfire session with my Novela co-founder. To learn more about our work, please visit novelasearch.com or attend our session -- #GetLit for Culturally Relevant Libraries. Come join the discussion!

Date: Monday 03/04/2019
Time: 5-6PM
Venue: Hilton Austin Downtown
Room: Room 410

Feel free to reach out! We'd love to meet you.

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