Real life, childhood, and relationships often serve as the inspiration for the titles on our bookshelves, and during the “Storied Lives” panel at SLJ’s Day of Dialog on May 28, we find out from the authors/illustrators the fascinating stories behind the stories.
Wordless picture books allow children to project their own imaginations upon a story and “own it,” as author/illustrator Bob Staake, along with Aaron Becker, Raul Colón, and Molly Idle discussed during a lively panel at School Library Journal’s 2014 Day of Dialog.
“There’s something about characters who lie. That charisma can carry you through [a story].” At SLJ’s Day of Dialog, on May 28, authors Meg Wolitzer, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Alaya Dawn Johnson, E. Lockhart, and Barry Lyga engaged in a panel “Unreliable YA Narrators.”
Check out scenes from SLJ’s exuberant “Day of Dialog” event (May 28) where librarians, authors, and publishers came together at McGraw-Hill headquarters in New York City.
On May 28, school and youth services librarians joined authors/illustrators and publishers to kick off Book Expo America by gathering at the McGraw-Hill building in New York City for SLJ’s annual Day of Dialog. Catch up on the day’s happenings here.