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.
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 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/
Books of Wonder is proud to host their Great Middle Grade Reads panel at their 18 W 18th Street Store with KARINA YAN GLASER for The Vanderbeerkers and the Hidden Garden, TORREY MALDONADO for Tight, SIMON VAN BOOY for Gertie Milk and the Great Keeper Rescue, and PAUL NOTH for How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens.
Join me at Books of Wonder at the 84th Street store for their November great middle grade reads panel with DANA ALISON LEVY for It Wasn’t Me, PETER LERANGIS for Max Titl: 80 Days of Die, CHRISTOPHER HEALY for A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot, and LINDA FAIRSTEIN for Secrets from the Deep, and myself!
Join me at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center + Stories Bookshop and Storytelling Lab for a fun book chat!
Join me and Rebecca Behrens (THE LAST GRAND ADVENTURE, SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND, WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE), Kamilla Benko (THE UNICORN QUEST), Jake Burt (GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION, THE RIGHT HOOK OF DEVIN VELMA), Sayantani DasGupta (THE SERPENT’S SECRET), Debbi Michicko Florence (JASMINE TOGUCHI), Alyson Gerber (BRACED), Jodi Kendall (THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, DOG DAYS IN THE CITY), Adam Perry (THE MAGICIANS OF ELEPHANT COUNTY), Jennifer Roy (YELLOW STAR, PLAYING ATARI WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN), and Eliot Schrefer (THE LOST RAINFOREST: MEZ’S MAGIC, ENDANGERED, THREATENED, RESCUED) for a fun author's day!