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Writers Against Racism: Diversity in YA Panel – Day of Dialog 2011 Program

I hope to see you there! Here’s the program.

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 Literature

Breakfast & 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 Snicket

Lunch & speaker sponsored by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

2:00-3:00 PM PANEL III: Picture Book Biographies

MODERATOR: 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 Authors

MODERATOR: 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

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Comments

  1. Hi
    Will there be a DOD this year? There’s a link from BEA but I can only find 2011.
    thanks,
    Laurel Sharp
    Liverpool Public Library

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