Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres explore inclusive literature as a tool for transformation.
Tony DiTerlizzi takes a walk down memory lane, sharing pictures and recalling influential teachers and events that helped solidify his career as an author illustrator. He also explains how copying and tracing is a great learning tool for students.
Kwame explains why he thinks kids are reading more than ever right now, what persuaded him to start writing poems for kids and the major event that inspired the crossover musical celebration, Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie starting Indigo Blume.
DJ Corchin reads his picture book A Thousand No's and further explores the themes found in the book. He also shares the expectations he had to let go of to get to the final version and will defend his use of the apostrophe in the title!
Jonathan Auxier talks about his book"Sweep" and what inspired his writing of that story. We also get to hear him read the first chapter of his new children’s series, "The Fabled Stables" and what parenting challenge led to the writing of this genre
Vanessa Brantley Newton shares her passion for storytelling and illustration.
Mariama J. Lockington talks about the book and author inspiring her to write For Black Girls Like Me. How to incorporate music when teaching this book, and the biggest takeaway she wants young people to have after reading this #ownvoices story.
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