November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Magical Thinking in the Real World: YA Lit at SLJ’s Day of Dialog 2015

A panel of acclaimed and debut authors—including A.S. King, Patrick Ness, and Allan Stratton—discussed the things that inspired them to create their latest YA novels, all of which blur the line between reality and fantasy.

Nathan Hale, Maris Wicks, Don Brown, and Others On Nonfiction Graphic Works | Day of Dialog 2015

Dynamic authors and illustrators on the panel Nonfiction Goes Graphic (in Format) spoke about everything from whether cute cartoons can faithfully illustrate the human body to portraying violent subject matter for young children.

Brian Selznick on Inspirations, a Personal Challenge, and His New Book | Day of Dialog 2015

In his opening Day of Dialog speech, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” author paid tribute to librarians and described his personal challenge to make each book better than the last, along with a theme in his books: a quest to create a family.

In Enthralling Speech, A.S. King Explores Feminism | Day of Dialog

In a talk that cited Mother Teresa, Kim Kardashian, and her own photographic alter egos from an art project, A.S. King declared, “Your feminism is yours. [It’s whatever you] want to make of it—[whatever] you decide to do.”

Celebrating and Raising Awareness about the Natural World | SLJ Day of Dialog 2015

Paul Fleischman, Wendell Minor, and others discussed their inspiration and the importance of instilling an appreciation for the natural world in children at SLJ’s 2015 Day of Dialog panel “Second Nature: Celebrating the Natural World and Raising Awareness about How to Protect It.”