Diversity in YA Panel

Thanks to Amy Bodden Bowllan for bringing this May 23rd School Library Journal event to my attention.  I’m going to try to attend the morning panel, but I teach in the afternoon and then have a Book Expo reception to attend in the evening.  Book Expo’s always a busy time, so if you can attend the entire Day of Dialog, please blog about it and share a link!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00-8:30 AM BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
8:30-8:35 AM WELCOME, Brian Kenney, Editor-in-Chief, School Library Journal
8:40-9:15 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureBreakfast & speaker sponsored by Candlewick Press
9:15-10:15 AM PANEL I: Diversity in YA Literature
Where we are and where we’d like to be.MODERATOR: Amy Bowllan, Director of Diversity and Educational Technology, The Hewitt School
AUTHOR PANELISTS:
Paul Griffin
, Stay with Me (Dial)
Malinda Lo , Huntress (Little, Brown)
Cindy Pon , Fury of the Phoenix (Greenwillow)
Rita Williams-Garcia , One Crazy Summer (HarperCollins)
10:15-10:30 AM BREAK
10:30-11:30 AM Publishers’ Pitch Part 1
11:30-12:30 PM PANEL II: The Children’s App Landscape
What is being produced and how can libraries use them?MODERATOR: Lisa von Drasek, Coordinator, School Services/Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education
PANELISTS:
Linda Braun
, consulting coordinator for Libraries $ Educators Online (LEO)
Donald Crews & Virginia Duncan, Author & Editor Freight Train App (Greenwillow)
Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media
Scott Gordon, digital producer at Random House Children’s Books
12:30-2:00 PM LUNCH SPEAKER: Daniel Handler, aka Lemony SnicketLunch & speaker sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
2:00-3:00 PM PANEL III: Picture Book BiographiesMODERATOR: Martha Parravano, Executive Editor, The Horn Book
AUTHOR PANELISTS:
Matt de la Peña
, A Nation’s Hope (Dial)
Meghan McCarthy, The Incredible Life of Balto (Knopf)
Patrick McDonnell, Me…Jane (Little, Brown)
Melissa Sweet, Balloons Over Broadway (Houghton Harcourt)
3:00-3:15 PM BREAK
3:15-4:15 PM Publishers’ Pitch Part 2
4:15-5:15 PM PANEL IV: Stellar Debut AuthorsMODERATOR: Brian Kenney, Editor-in-Chief, School Library Journal
PANELISTS:
Adam Gidwitz
, A Tale Dark & Grimm (Dutton)
Julie Kagawa, The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Thanhha Lai, Inside Out & Back Again (HarperCollins)
Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy (First Second)
5:15-6:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION & AUTHOR SIGNINGS

Questions? Contact SLJEvents@mediasourceinc.com

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~ by elliottzetta on April 3, 2011.

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