WHEN:Saturday, November 17th at 8:30am (coffee & registration); 9:00am to 12:30pm (speakers, with book sales and signings to follow).
WHERE:Pine Manor College, Founders Room
Ferry Administration Building
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA
Free parking available.
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WHO:Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle-grade novels. Grace’s 2010 Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was chosen for Al Roker’s “Today Show” Kid’s Book Club and was a New York Times Bestseller. The sequel Starry River of the Sky comes out this fall. Ling & Ting, Grace’s first early reader, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most of her books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.” Grace has visited several under-served schools with the Foundation for Children’s Books.
David Yoo is the author of a middle-grade novel, The Detention Club, as well as the Young Adult novels Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before, a Chicago Best of the Best selection and Girls for Breakfast, a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection. He regularly plays adult soccer and old-school video games. He also teaches in the MFA program at Pine Manor College.
Julia Denos is an illustrator who spent her childhood in Connecticut drawing, putting on plays and imagining, surrounded by similarly creative siblings. Since graduating from the Art Institute of Boston, she has illustrated several picture books, including Grandma’s Gloves by young adult author Cecil Castellucci and Just Being Audrey, a picture book biography of Audrey Hepburn. Her distinctive style can also be seen on the new book covers for Hilary McKay’s Casson Family series and the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Christian Porter, librarian at the Park School, and Terri Schmitz, owner of the Children’s Book Shop in Brookline, will discuss their favorite new books for fall.
What Else:The conference includes coffee and refreshments, new books from the Children’s Book Shop, and book sales and signing.
Cost:$65.00 for regular attendees
$25.00 for students with a valid ID
$40.00 for institutional members