Spotlight on African-American Children's Books: The Rise of the African-American Middle-Grade Readers - Conferences - BookExpo 2018

Spotlight on African-American Children's Books: The Rise of the African-American Middle-Grade Readers

Spotlight on African-American Children's Books: The Rise of the African-American Middle-Grade Readers

06/01/2018, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Uptown Stage
Language:
English

In response to the request from consumers, booksellers, educators and librarians for more African American themed middle-grade readers, this panel, made up of best-selling authors, is filling the void. These authors will discuss their books – the highs and the lows – and why they should appeal to all readers.

MODERATOR

VANESSE LLOYD-SGAMBATI – Founder, The African American Children’s Book Project

 

PANELISTS

SHARON M. DRAPER - Author - Blended - (CaitlynDlouhy Books/Atheneum)
CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON – Author – We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (Crown Books for Young Readers)
VARIAN JOHNSON - Author - The Parker Inheritance -  (Arthur A. Levine Books - Scholastic)
T.R. SIMON - Author - Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground - (Candlewick Press)

Contributors

  • Sharon Draper

    Panelist

    Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times best selling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting...

  • T.R. Simon

    Panelist

    T.R. Simon is a children's book writer. Her first book, Zora and Me, co-authored with Victoria Bond, won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award...

  • Varian Johnson

    Panelist

    Varian Johnson is the author of nine novels, including The Parker Inheritance, which received four starred reviews and was named a Junior Library...

  • Cheryl Willis Hudson

    Panelist

    Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson founded Just Us Books with the hopes of expanding opportunities for diverse authors and artists. For the past...

  • Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati

    Panelist

    Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati is founder of The African American Children’s Book Project which was formed to promote and preserve Children’s literature...

Categories

  1. Track
    Author Events
    • Author Stage Talks
    Education
    • Books & Authors
    Education
    • Books & Authors

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