June 19, 2018

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7th Annual School Library Journal Author and Illustrator Dinner | Picture of the Week

On Wednesday, May 30, the 7th Annual School Library Journal Author & Illustrator Dinner held during BEA was hosted at the Princeton Club in NYC. Featured at the event to speak about their new books were Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles (Disney/Freeform); Matthew Cordell, author and illustrator of King Alice (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan);Terry Fan and Eric Fan, authors and illustrators of Ocean Meets Sky (Simon & Schuster). Alex Gino, author of You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P. (Scholastic); Tahereh Mafi, author of A Very Large Expanse of Sea (HarperCollins); and Nic Stone, author of Odd One Out (Crown/Penguin Random House Children’s Books).

The evening capped off a busy day for many librarians who attended SLJ‘s Day of Dialog and other Book Expo events. The authors and illustrators gave poignant, funny, and often personal speeches that reflected on their process and passions—the audience was, at turns, laughing and wiping away tears.

Featured authors at the 7th Annual School Library Journal Author & Illustrator Dinner. Front row (l. to r.): Dhonielle Clayton, Terry Fan, and Alex Gino. Back row (l. to r.): Eric Fan, Matthew Cordell, Nic Stone, and  Tahereh Mafi

 

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