Author Takeovers22 videos During our Author Takeover events we invite popular authors to candidly share insights into their works and how their books may be incorporated into distance learning and classroom plans. Visit Follett Community often so you don’t miss registration for upcoming events.
Play video Tony DiTerlizzi Author Takeover
Tony DiTerlizzi Author Takeover
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.
Play video Mariama J Lockington Author Takeover
Mariama J Lockington Author Takeover
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.
Play video Joseph Bruchac Author Takeover
Joseph Bruchac Author Takeover
Joseph Bruchac gives us a thorough introduction and discusses the research involved for his middle grade, nonfiction book One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker. He even entertains us with some traditional music!
Play video DJ Corchin Author Takeover
DJ Corchin Author Takeover
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!
Play video Kwame Alexander Author Takeover
Kwame Alexander Author Takeover
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.
Play video Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres Author Takeover
Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres Author Takeover
Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres explore inclusive literature as a tool for transformation.
Play video Vanessa Brantley Newton Author Takeover
Vanessa Brantley Newton Author Takeover
Vanessa Brantley Newton shares her passion for storytelling and illustration.
Play video Nathan Hale Author Takeover
Nathan Hale Author Takeover
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.
Play video Gordan Korman Author Takeover
Gordan Korman Author Takeover
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!”
Play video Jonathan Auxier Author Takeover
Jonathan Auxier Author Takeover
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
Play video Erin Entrada Kelly Author Takeover
Erin Entrada Kelly Author Takeover
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.
Play video Tom Angleberger Author Takeover
Tom Angleberger Author Takeover
Tom Angleberger shows educators how to incorporate drawing into lesson planning, talks about why the library was his safe place while growing up and demonstrates the easiest way to make your very own Origami Yoda!
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