SLJ’s Day of Dialog

I’m very honored to be moderating a YA panel at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog next Wednesday, May 31st. This is a stellar yearly event that is held in conjunction with Book Expo, one I have attended many times. It sells out quickly, but this year they are offering something for those who can’t be there in person — live streaming! More about that here.  If you need more encouragement to do this, here’s the schedule:

9:00-9:30AM
Opening Keynote
Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

9:30-10:15AM
Panel: To Interstellar Space and Back: Nonfiction for Everyone!
R. Gregory Christie, A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech (NorthSouth)
Sue Macy, Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly into the Twentieth Century (National Geographic)
Michelle Markel, Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children’s Books (Chronicle)
Steve Sheinkin, Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team (Roaring Brook)
Alexandra Siy, Voyager’s Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space (Charlesbridge)

10:30-11:00AM
Hear straight from the publishers about their biggest Fall titles
BLINK
Candlewick
Charlesbridge
Chronicle

11:00-11:45AM
Panel: The Sweet Spot: Captivating Middle Grade Readers
Tracey Baptiste, Rise of the Jumbies (Algonquin Young Readers)
Paul Griffin, Saving Marty (Dial)
Katherine Paterson, My Brigadista Year (Candlewick)
Jason Reynolds, Patina (Simon & Schuster)
Karina Yan Glaser, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

11:45AM-12:15PM
Hear straight from the publishers about their biggest Fall titles
Harlequin
HarperCollins
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Listening Library

1:30PM-2:00PM
Luncheon Speaker
Megan Whelan Turner, Thick as Thieves (HarperCollins)

2:00-2:30PM
Hear straight from the publishers about their biggest Fall titles
Macmillan Adult
Macmillan Children’s
Penguin Children’s
Random House Children’s

2:30-3:15PM
Panel: Imagination on Steroids: Powerhouse YA Fiction
M.T. Anderson, Landscape with Invisible Hand (Candlewick)
Gregory Scott Katsoulis, All Rights Reserved (Harlequin Teen)
Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Warrior (Viking)
Mitali Perkins, You Bring the Distant Near (Macmillan)
Maggie Stiefvater, All the Crooked Saints (Scholastic)

3:30-4:00PM
Hear straight from the publishers about their biggest Fall titles
Scholastic
Simon & Schuster Children’s
Sleeping Bear Press
Sourcebooks

4:00-4:45PM
Panel IV: The Expansive Picture Book Universe
Hervé Tullet, Say Zoop! (Chronicle)
Sean Qualls & Selina Alko, Why AM I Me? (Scholastic)
Sydney Smith, Town Is by the Sea (Groundwood)
Philip Stead, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Doubleday)
Brendan Wenzel, Life (Simon & Schuster)

4:45-5:00PM
Closing Keynote
Kwame Alexander, Solo (Blink)

5:00-5:15PM
Announcement of the 2017 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners
Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief of the Horn Book, Inc.
Kwame Alexander, Solo (Blink)

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