What's New in Children's Books 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00AM — 3:00PM

Jump In: Agency and Grit in Children's Literature

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Discussing Agency and Grit in Children's Literature

REGISTRATION opens at 8:30

Complimentary coffee.


Acclaimed Authors and Illustrators Mitali Perkins, Jabari Asim, Matt Tavares and Gaia Cornwall discussing their newest works and themes of agency and grit.

LUNCH BREAK (12:15 - 1pm)

Sandwiches, salads, fruit etc to be provided. Books sales and book signing to take place during this time.


1:00pm - 1:45pm

Illustration Workshop with Matt Tavares: how to be an illustrator and support students who want to be illustrators­

Writing Workshop with Mitali Perkins: how to be a writer and support students who want to be writers

Using Children's Literature with a Growth Mindset with Summer Clark (Lesley professor), Jessica Della Calce (Cambridge Public Schools Early Literacy Interventionist) and Grace Enriquez (Lesley professor)

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Classroom Bookshelf with Lesley professors and SLJ bloggers Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Dawes and Grace Enriquez: teaching with children's and young adult literature in the 21st century

Literature with a Focus on Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices with BPS librarian Maura O'Toole and Park School Librarian Elyse Seltzer

Agency and Grit in Biographies with author and Lesley professor Susan Goodman

Event Location

University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

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