The Best in Fall Nonfiction

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020


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From gorgeous graphic art and history lessons to thought-provoking reads covering the important social issues of our time, there's something for nearly every young nonfiction fan in this webcast. Join us for an insider's first look into several new titles that are sure to keep even your most reluctant readers entertained and engaged this fall.


  • The Tinaja Tonight: Dry. Dusty. Hot. Suddenly, the water comes; then so do the animals—javelina and jackrabbits, coyotes and mountain lions. They warily share the watering hole. This new title from Albert Whitman & Co combines strong graphic art and rhythmic text packed with interesting facts to capture imaginations. One of four books in the Imagine This collection publishing Fall 2020.
  • X-treme Facts: U.S. History: Did you know that more than 90,000 pounds of tea were thrown into Boston Harbor? That's about the weight of 14 elephants! Learn about this and more in this engaging history series from Bearport Publishing!
  • What if I'm Worried about COVID-19?: Part of a new series that addresses the social and emotional needs of kids during the COVID-19 pandemic: their fears, anxieties, and how to manage stress in various ways.
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work: Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation in this #1 New York Times Bestseller.



Lisa White, Associate Manager, Marketing & Publicity, Albert Whitman & Company

Jen Jenson, President, Bearport Publishing

Kathryn Camisa, Marketing Director, The Child's World

Mel Schuit, Marketing Manager, The Quarto Group

Jarad Waxman, Director of Library Services, Scholastic Trade Publishing


Joshua Beene, School Library Journal


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