9:00 a.m. - Library opens. Doors to event open.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Welcome
9:45-11:15 a.m. - Five Award-Winning Middle Grade Authors, Ten Great Books for Your Classroom
Moderated by Youngstown State University professor Rebecca Barnhouse, the author panel will share the ideas, inspiration, and classroom connections for their selected books.
Megan Whalen Turner
New York Times
bestselling author and Newbery Honor Award winner for The Thief
Featuring: The Thief
(fantasy) and Instead of Three Wishes
2003 MacArthur Fellow and author of more than 40 children's books of poetry and fiction, including three Coretta Scott King award winners.
Featuring: All Different Now
(historical fiction) and Bird
International Children's Book Award winner for The Beef Princess of Practical County
and a middle grade blogger. Featuring: Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek
(biography) and Winterfrost
Author of Best of the Year selection What Happened on Fox Street
and a Plain Dealer
Featuring: Moonpenny Island
and Every Single Second
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a former middle grade teacher.
Featuring: All of the Above
(realistic fiction) and The Seventh Most Important Thing