Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres Author Takeover
Jason Reynolds and Julia E. Torres explore inclusive literature as a tool for transformation.
In Author Takeovers
Play video Gayle Forman Author Takeover
Gayle Forman Author Takeover
Gayle Forman dives into her debut middle grade novel “Frankie & Bug.” She shares how it came to be, why she decided to have it take place in the 80’s, and her approach to addressing the heavy topics in the story with a younger audience.
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 Jerry Craft and Robin Ha Author Takeover
Jerry Craft and Robin Ha Author Takeover
Author-illustrators Jerry Craft and Robin Ha examine the value of graphic novels and discuss educators who fight misconceptions about this growing genre and advocate for the diverse storytelling power it offers.
Play video Kate Messner Author Takeover
Kate Messner Author Takeover
Hear beloved educator/author Kate Messner discuss tips on how to bring the fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels from the "History Smashers" series books into the classroom.
Play video Teaching Verbal and Visual Literacy Through Comics with Françoise Mouly
Teaching Verbal and Visual Literacy Through Comics with Françoise Mouly
Learn how comics offer an expanded array of multimodal supports to assist readers in visualization, decoding text, and comprehending narratives, and how they can be an effective on-ramp to grade-level text, particularly for reluctant readers.
Play video Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul Author Takeover
Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul Author Takeover
Join Uma Mishra-Newbery and Lina AlHathloul as they discuss their magical picture book tale, inspired by a real-life heroine, the women’s rights activist Loujain AlHathloul.