BookFest @ Bank Street | October 22, 2016
BookFest @ Bank Street 2016 includes three panels and a presentation. Leonard Marcus moderates “Reading with Pictures: Visual Literacy Yesterday and Today” featuring Lindsey Wyckoff, Francoise Mouly, Rudy Gutierrez, and Raúl Colón. Susannah Richards moderates “Artists and Illustrators Talk Visual Literacy” featuring Laurent Linn, Hervé Tullet, Angela Dominguez, Jason Chin, Brian Pinkney, and Christopher Myers. Megan Dowd Lambert presents on “The Whole Book Approach: Reading Picture Books with Children.” Jesse Karp moderates “Capturing the Action: Graphic Novels and Visual Literacy” featuring, Deb Lucke, Raúl Gonzalez, Jorge Aguirre, and George O’Connor.
Irma Black Award and The Cook Prize Presentation, Part I, Part II | May 19, 2016
The presentation of the Forty-Fourth Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and the Fifth Annual Cook Prize for Excellence in Presenting STEM Principles took place at Bank Street College on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Scott Magoon, illustrator of 2013 Irma Black Award winner Big Mean Mike, delivers the keynote address.
Joan Bertin Keynote | April 16, 2016
Joan Bertin, Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), delivers the keynote address at “Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation.”
“Context and Controversy: Recently Censored and Contested Books for Children” | April 16, 2016
Author and former co-chair of the PEN Children’s Book Committee Elizabeth Levy moderates the “Context and Controversy: Recently Censored and Contested Books for Children” panel at “Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation.” The panel features: Allie Jane Bruce, Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education; Fatima Shaik, Children’s/Young Adult Books Committee, PEN American Center; Andy Laties, Manager, Bank Street Book Store; Kiera Parrott, Reviews Director, School Library Journal; Cheryl Willis Hudson, Editorial Director, Just Us Books, Inc.
“Why Are Young Adult Books Challenged?” | April 16, 2016
Pulitzer Prize winning author David Shipler moderates the “Why Are Young Adults Books Challenged?” panel at “Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation.” The panel features Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass), emily m. danforth (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Shelly Diaz, School Library Journal, Young Adult Reviewer, and Coe Booth, (Tyrell).
“Developing Challenged Children’s Books: Authors and Their Editors” | April 16, 2016
Children’s literature scholar Leonard S. Marcus moderates the “Developing Challenged Children’s Books: Authors and Their Editors” panel at “Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation.” The panel features Robie H. Harris (It’s Perfectly Normal), Susan Kuklin (Beyond Magenta), and Candlewick editor Hilary Van Dusen, Pete Parnell and Justin Richardson (And Tango Makes Three) and Simon and Schuster editor David Gale. Also features a welcome by CCL director Cynthia Weill and an introduction to censorship by Leonard Marcus.