SLJ Day of Dialog | Cambridge, MA

Join School Library Journal for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children's and young adult literature.

This event includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast and lunch. Attendees enjoy access to free ARCs and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country in an intimate library-centric setting. Get a first look at exciting titles due out this fall and walk away with bags filled with books and inspiring ideas for your libraries and classrooms.

 

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Boyds Mills Press Candlewick Press Charlesbridge Teen HarperCollins Children's Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Penguin Young Readers Scholastic

Program

8:45 AM | Registration

9:30 AM | Opening Keynote

Ali Benjamin, The Next Great Paulie Fink (Little, Brown, 2019)

10:00 AM | Everything I Know I Learned from a Picture Book


Jennifer Sattler, Bully (Sleeping Bear)
Anika Aldamuy, Pura Belpre (HarperCollins)
Gloria Repress-Churchill, Follow Chester: A College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History (Charlesbridge)
Harry Bliss, Rosie (Candlewick, Andie)

10:45 AM | Publisher Pitch I

11:30 AM | Stellar Teen Reads

S. E. Grove, The Waning Age (Penguin)
Gail Jarrow, Spooked (Boyds Mills Press)
Emily X. R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After (Little, Brown)
Mackenzie Lee, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (HarperCollins)

12:15 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM | Luncheon Speaker

Padma Venkatraman, The Bridge Home (Penguin, 2019)

2:00 PM | Publisher Pitch II

2:45 PM | Fresh Perspectives and New Narratives in Nonfiction

Don Brown, The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Ray Anthony Shepard, Now or Never! Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery (Boyds Mills Press)
Vita Morrow, Power to the Princess (Quarto)

3:30 PM | Break

3:45 PM | Publisher Pitch III

4:30 PM | Closing Keynote

Eric Gansworth, Give Me Some Truth (Scholastic, 2018)

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Boyds Mills Press Candlewick Press Charlesbridge Teen HarperCollins Children's Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Penguin Young Readers Scholastic

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ali Benjamin    Ali Benjamin
 
Padma Venkatraman    Padma Venkatraman has a new middle grade coming out in Spring '19 called The Bridge Home. It's Oliver Twist meets Slumdog Millionaire in this tale of homeless children trying to make a life for themselves in Chennai, India. With lyrical, beautiful, and page-turning writing, this is an #OwnVoices story that will serve as a window and mirror for young readers.

Padma is also the author of A Time to Dance (IBBY selection, ALA Notable, CCBC Choice, Notable Books for a Global Society winner, and South Asia Book Award Honor Book), Island's End (ALA Best Book of the Year, ALA/Amelia Bloomer List selection, and CCBC Best Book), and Climbing the Stairs (Julia Ward Howe Award, Bank Street Best Book, YALSA BBYA selection, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and CCBC Choice). Padma Venkatraman was born in Chennai, India, and became an American citizen after attaining a Ph.D. in oceanography from The College of William and Mary.
 
Eric Gansworth    Eric Gansworth (Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ) is Lowery Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and was recently NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor at Colgate University. An enrolled Onondaga, he was born and raised at the Tuscarora Indian Nation, just outside Niagara Falls, NY. His debut novel for young readers, If I Ever Get Out of Here, was a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick and an American Indian Library Association Young Adult Honor selection, and he is the author of numerous acclaimed books for adults. Please visit his website at ericgansworth.com.
 

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Boyds Mills Press Candlewick Press Charlesbridge Teen HarperCollins Children's Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Penguin Young Readers Scholastic

Sponsors

 
Boyds Mills Press Boyds Mills Press, a trade book division of Highlights for Children, publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers including picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction. Calkins Creek publishes both nonfiction and historical fiction that introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped US History. WordSong is the only children's imprint in the United States specifically dedicated to poetry. 
 
Candlewick Press Candlewick Press publishes award winning hardcover and paperback children's books for readers of all ages, including board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, novels for middle grade and young adult readers, and e-books. Our imprints include Big Picture Press, Candlewick Entertainment, Candlewick Studio, Nosy Crow, and Templar Books.
 
Charlesbridge Teen Charlesbridge Teen features storytelling that presents new ideas and an evolving world. Carefully curated stories give voice to unforgettable characters with unique perspectives that inspire teens to cheer or sigh, laugh or reflect, reread or share with a friend, and read some more. Whether it's contemporary realism, fantasy, mystery, or science fiction, Charlesbridge Teen wants to tell stories that speak to young adults and make them think about the world in a new way.
 
HarperCollins Children's Books HarperCollins Children's Books is one of the leading publishers of children's books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality books for children, HarperCollins is home to many of the classics of children's literature, including Goodnight Moon, Where the Wild Things Are, The Giving Tree, Charlotte's Web, Ramona, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, the "I Can Read" beginning reader series, and countless award-winning titles. Imprints include Balzer + Bray, Greenwillow Books, Katherine Tegen Books and HarperTeen. HarperCollins Children's Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers includes a wide variety of award-winning, quality, hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults in all genres and formats including: board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, fiction, nonfiction, and reference.
 
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
 
Penguin Young Readers Group Penguin Young Readers Group is a global leader in children's publishing, with preeminent imprints such as Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Razorbill, Viking, Nancy Paulsen books, Kathy Dawson books, Price Stern Sloan, and Frederick Warner. Penguin Young Readers Group publishes books in all formats for children of all ages, including award-winning board books, picture books, novels, and nonfiction.
 
Scholastic Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, creating quality books and ebooks that support children's learning both at school and at home. Scholastic releases about 600 original titles annually in the U.S. under 18 imprints, including bestsellers and award-winners, which appeal to established and fledgling readers. With a 95 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children.
 

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Boyds Mills Press Candlewick Press Charlesbridge Teen HarperCollins Children's Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Penguin Young Readers Scholastic

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