Children's Authors Breakfast

Children's Authors Breakfast

06/01/2018, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Main Stage
Language:
English

BookExpo brings together some of literature’s most prominent Children and Young Adult authors for one of the show’s most popular events – the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast. Drawing more than 1,000 attendees for a morning of lively conversation with literary giants, the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast continues to be one of the most sought-after events of the show and this year will tackle some of the most relevant topics of the day.

Recently appointed as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jacqueline Woodson will take the stage to talk about her two forthcoming books, Harbor Me and The Day You Begin. Harbor Me will be Woodson’s first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming, and celebrates the tight bond formed by six students whose lives intersect in an experimental classroom in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. In The Day You Begin, Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner, Rafael López, have teamed up to create a poignant and heartening book about what it's like to be a new kid.

Bestselling author Dave Eggers will talk about his upcoming children’s book, What Can a Citizen Do?, a playful and poignant exploration of what it means to be a citizen intended to encourage children to become politically active. They will be joined by Caldecott Honor book artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales, who tells her own immigration story in Dreamers, a picture-book tribute to the transformative power of hope and reading. Additionally, Pura Belpré Author Award winner Meg Medina will discuss her upcoming middle-grade novel, Merci Suárez Changes Gears, a coming-of-age tale following strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suárez as she navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between. Viola Davis is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater.  She is the first black actress to win Tony (“Fences” & “King Hedley II”), Oscar (“Fences”) and Emmy (“How to Get Away with Murder”) awards for acting. Davis is currently starring in the fourth season of “How to Get Away with Murder,” a role for which she became the first African American actress to receive the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” In 2012, Davis and her husband founded their production company, JuVee Productions, with its focus being on giving a voice to the voiceless through strong, impactful and culturally relevant narratives. Davis will next star in Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” alongside Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.

Tickets available here: https://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Register/

Contributors

  • Jacqueline Woodson

    Panelist

    Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient...

  • Viola Davis

    Panelist

    Viola Davis is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater.  She is the first black actress to win Tony (“Fences” &...

  • Yuyi Morales

    Panelist

    Born in Yelapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, Yuyi Morales lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close...

  • Meg Medina

    Panelist

    Meg Medina is the author of the YA novels Burn Baby Burn; Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, winner of the Pura Belpr Author Award; and The Girl...

  • Dave Eggers

    Panelist

    Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including Her Right Foot and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray. He is the cofound of: Voice of Witness, an...

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