Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:15 AM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT
BookFest @ Bank Street
BookFest is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children’s literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in panel discussions and breakout sessions.
The Center for Children’s Literature is delighted to celebrate this half-a-century-old event with the wonderful Jerry Craft as its 2021 keynote speaker. Jerry Craft is the 2020 Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Kirkus Prize winner for the graphic novel New Kid. Class Act, the sequel to New Kid, has received multiple starred reviews. Craft is also known for his syndicated newspaper comic strip, Mama’s Boyz.
Cynthia Weill, Director, Center for Children’s Literature, Bank Street College of Education