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Morning Sessions

Select from the following sessions, facilitated by educators and designed to showcase authors and their books through a variety of program formats.

Picture Books

In this session, ILA 30 Under 30 honoree Dylan Teut invites attendees to see picture books as an agent for driving social change in the classroom.

Featuring Vashti Harrison, Rita Lorraine Hubbard, A.N. Kang, Mike Lowery, and Kat Zhang

Early Readers

Be prepared to "make meaning" with Aeriale N. Johnson, who facilitates a session built around engaging students and driving deeper learning through children's literature.

Featuring Sarah Aronson, Nick Bruel, Ross Burach, Jonathan Fenske, David Lubar, Juana Medina, and Jane Yolen

Middle Grade

Insider or outsider? This is the question Anna G. Osborn poses as she leads a dynamic discussion among seven authors about their spirited characters and own experiences.

Featuring Marie Miranda Cruz, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Veera Hiranandani, Kate Messner, Patricia Newman, Gayle E. Pitman, and Lisa Lewis Tyre

Young Adult

The Crazy Reading Ladies, Mary Cotillo and Erin O'Leary, facilitate a session focused on some of the most exciting authors working in a genre that attracts readers ages 9 to 90.

Featuring Kekla Magoon, Daniel José Older, Ruta Sepetys, Steve Sheinkin, Renée Watson, and Kiersten White

Graphic Novels

Meryl Jaffe facilitates this session, featuring some of the most successful—not to mention beloved—authors and artists in the genre.

Featuring Don Brown, Nidhi Chanani, Gale Galligan, Shannon and Dean Hale, Jennifer Holm, and Duncan Tonatiuh

Equity Through Empathy

Part of the Equity in Education Program at ILA 2019, this session, led by Chad Everett and Tricia Ebarvia, connects literature for children of all ages to social-emotional learning and creating a more equitable classroom.

Featuring India Hill Brown, Debbi Michiko Florence, Kyle Lukoff, Kwame Mbalia, Matt Mendez, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Kashmira Sheth, and Traci Sorell

Morning sessions are included in your Children's Literature Day registration. Presenters, times, and topics are subject to change.