National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi (My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich) joins New York Times bestselling author Karina Yan Glaser (The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue) and debut novelist Hilda Eunice Burgos (Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle) to discuss their beautifully crafted New York City narratives as they add their own vibrant chapters to the expansive tapestry of Big Apple stories. Moderated by New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis (Throwback).
I am so pleased to be The Novel Neighbor’s special guest at their always popular Educator Night!
20% off all merchandise (except consignment items) LOTS of free swag for classrooms! Come learn how to use school funds for book purchases and how to get great authors to visit your schools.
To order the Vanderbeeker books before the event click HERE.
Join me in Illinois to celebrate The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue! This event is being hosted by the delightful Anderson’s Bookstore in Naperville, IL.
I will be on a “Writerly Lives” panel with Melissa Guerrette, Elly Swartz, Minh Le, Erin Soderberg, and Liesl Shurtliff.
How can classrooms be transformed into thriving writing communities that reflect authentic writing conditions and support students’ development as writers? Student writers should develop their writing identities in environments that welcome exploration and inquiry about what it means to BE a writer in addition to learning how to write.
Moderated by a teacher-writer, this diverse author panel will share their approaches to planning, writing, revision, and incorporating feedback, discussing challenges commonly encountered by both professional and student writers. The panel will offer concrete strategies, tools, and tips from their own writing lives that educators can take back to their classrooms.
Join me for cookies, door prizes, and bookish giveaways to celebrate The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue!
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden has been selected as a winner in the 2018-2019 New York City Book Awards. The New York Society Library’s New York City Book Awards, established in 1996, honor books of literary quality or historical importance that, in the opinion of the selection committee, evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City.
Join Jumpstart at our 14th annual Scribbles to Novels gala — this year celebrating Jumpstart’s 25th anniversary. This event shines a spotlight on the school readiness crisis and celebrates the importance of literature in young children’s lives. Attendees have the opportunity to meet featured authors and receive signed books during our Authors Circle, hear inspiring stories from Jumpstart volunteers and leaders, and participate in a live auction. Annually, the event is attended by over 400 professionals and raises $1.1M for Jumpstart children in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
For more information, check out https://www.jstart.org/event/2019-scribbles-to-novels-new-york/
I will be a part of the following panels:
Savvy Social Media 102
Featuring: Kosoko Jackson & Lakita Wilson; moderated by Karina Yan Glaser
Books & That Irresistible Commercial Hook. Featuring: Kayla Ancrum, Soman Chainani, Karina Yan Glaser; moderated by Kosoko Jackson
For more information, check out http://www.kwelijournal.org/the-color-of-childrens-literature-conference-3/