Hi all! I have a couple of big events coming up this November. I hope to see you at one or the other! But first, the winner of my Rafflecopter giveaway (drumroll, please……):
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If you plan to attend the Texas Book Festival (in Austin, Texas), here’s my schedule:
On Saturday, November 5, my panel is SUPERNATURAL STORYTELLERS. Location: Capitol Extension Room E1.026 from 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
Moderator: Cynthia Leitich Smith
A magical library, a haunted castle, and a mysterious forest. Otherworldly forces are at work this hour. Don’t miss supernatural storytellers D.J. MacHale, Janet Fox and Robert Beatty as they take us on journeys beyond this realm!
And at NCTE, in Atlanta, Georgia, I’m on two panels.
First, from 2:30-3:45 on Friday, November 18, in Room A311:
Advocating for Your Student Writers: Bringing the Author/Editor Relationship to the Classroom
Attend this roundtable session to discover how an editor/author relationship can be used by teachers to advocate for student writers. You will hear from four of the author/editor pairs learning insights, methods, techniques, tips, and strategies to improve writing instruction and guide student writers in your classroom.
Co-Chairs: Jillian Heise, literacy consultant, Custom Education Solutions Jenny Seiler, Woodworth Middle School, Fond du Lac, WI
Author/Editor Pairs: Janet Fox and Kendra Levin, Penguin Young Readers
Sara Zarr and Jordan Brown, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Jordan Sonnenblick and David Levithan, Scholastic
Randi Pink and Liz Szabla, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Brian Conaghan and Cindy Loh, Bloomsbury
Sherri Winston and Allison Moore, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SJ Kincaid and Justin Chanda, Simon & Schuster
Ronald L. Smith and Lynne Polvino, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Second, from 8:00-9:15 AM on Saturday, November 19, in Room B311:
We See Their Faces: How Historical Fiction Advocates for Empathy, Diversity, and Social Change
Empathy toward others and advocacy for diversity is more important than ever in schools. This teacher/author panel examines historical fiction characters as role models for today’s children and provides participants with ways to respond to injustice and obstacles through themed units, character studies, and social action projects.
Chair: Holly Mueller, Kings Local Schools, Kings Mills, OH
Presenters: Holly Mueller, Kings Local Schools, Kings Mills, OH
Margaret Simon, Iberia Parish Gifted Program, LA
Respondents: Kirby Larson, Scholastic
Janet Fox, author, Bozeman, MT (Penguin Young Readers)
Rita Williams-Garcia, HarperCollins
Augusta Scattergood, Scholastic
Linda Sue Park, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Please come and say hello if you will be at either of these events!