School Library Journal Evening of Dialog Nashville

School Library Journal Day of Dialog, February 26, 2020
Nashville Public Library Main Branch
615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219



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Come join SLJ and Kiera Parrott, SLJ/LJ reviews director, for cocktails, light refreshments, and great conversation with notable authors and illustrators of forthcoming titles for young readers. Meet the authors and grab their latest advanced reading copies/galleys. This is a free event for library professionals with space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

6:30-7:00 PM | GUEST ARRIVAL/RECEPTION
 

7:00-7:20 PM | PANEL 1- PICTURE IT: WRITING & ILLUSTRATING PICTURE BOOKS

Artist/illustrator Minh Lê and author Michael Genhart discuss the two sides of the art and craft of picture bookmaking. 

Michael Genhart; Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music, Magination Press/APA
Minh LêPerfect Seat; Lift, Little Brown
 

7:20-7:55 PM | PANEL 2- TWEEN READS: ENGAGING TITLES FOR MIDDLE GRADERS

Five authors—A.S. Mackey, Lindsey Stoddard, Jamie Summer, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Robin Yardi explore how their books, spanning across different genres and formats, illuminate issues—and history—relevant to today’s middle grade readers.

A.S. MackeyThe Edge of Everywhen, B&H Kids
Lindsey StoddardBrave Like That; Right As Rain, HarperCollins
Jamie SumnerRoll With IT, S. & S.
David Heska Wanbli WeidenSpotted Tail, Reycraft
Robin YardiOwl’s Outstanding Donuts, Lerner/Carolrhoda
 

7:55-8:30 PM | PANEL 3- FOR YA READERS AND BEYOND

From an immersive fantasy world to a poignant work of recent historical fiction to a delightfully funny rom com, the works penned by these three authors—Hafsah Faizal, Casey McQuiston, and Marcella Pixley, show the depth and range of titles for YA readers of all ages. 

Hafsah FaizalSands of Arawiya Duology, Farrar
Casey McQuistonRed, White & Royal Blue, St. Martin’s Griffin
Marcella Pixley; Trowbridge Road, Candlewick
 

8:30 PM | AUTHOR SIGNINGS

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Kiera Parrott

 

 

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Hafsah Faizal, SANDS OF ARAWIYA DUOLOGY

 

Michael Genhart, ACCORDIONLY: ABUELO AND OPA MAKE MUSIC

 

Minh Lê, PERFECT SEAT; LIFT

 

A.S. Mackey, THE EDGE OF EVERYWHEN

 

Casey McQuiston, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

 

Marcella Pixley, TROWBRIDGE ROAD

 

Lindsey Stoddard, BRAVE LIKE THAT & RIGHT AS RAIN

 

Jamie Sumner, ROLL WITH IT

 

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, SPOTTED TAIL

 

Robin Yardi, OWL'S OUTSTANDING DONUTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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