Nathan Hale tells us what makes his books different than regular history books, who inspired him to go from writing picture books to graphic novels and where he thinks his books belong in the library.
Vanessa Brantley Newton shares her passion for storytelling and illustration.
Terri Libenson shares some themed lessons and activities that could be used when reading the Emmie and Friends series, which book in the series she found to be most fun to write and how she went from syndicated cartoonist to author.
Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres explore inclusive literature as a tool for transformation.
Erin Entrada Kelly tells us why she struggles choosing a character she relates to most in her stories, the message she shares at every school visit and we get a glimpse of the very detailed notebook she used to prepare for writing We Dream of Space.
Gordon Korman explains how the track and field coach subbing for his 7th grade English class led to his first published book, the two words that helped him reinvent where his ideas came from as an adult and hear him read an excerpt from “Notorious!”
Mac Barnett talks about the role of picture books in a young readers world. How they help open up a world of travel and why we shouldn’t rush the graduation from this crucial format of storytelling.
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