Bay Area Book Festival to be held on June 4 & 5, 2016 in Berkeley:
|The second Bay Area Book Festival, in partnership with The San Francisco Chronicle, is taking place in Berkeley on June 4-5, 2016. Two days full of events and activities for all book lovers!
More than 300 local, national, and international authors—Richard Russo, Peggy Orenstein, Daniel Handler, T.J. Stiles, Colm Toibin, Mona Eltahawy, Juan Felipe Herrera, William Finnegan, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, launching her new memoir, The Art of Tough—are just some of the amazing authors you’ll hear.
A new “Auteur, Author” Film Series with BAMPFA features 10 films on writing and literature with introductions by filmmakers and authors.
For little ones, a large Children’s Arena will offer games, arts and crafts, and a Kids’ Stage with sing-alongs, puppets, performers, and storytelling. Bestselling children’s writers will be on hand including Megan McDonald (Judy Moody and Stink), Sherman Alexie (Thunder Boy, Jr.), Annie Barrows (Ivy and Bean series), D.J. MacHale (Pendragon series) and more!
There will also be plenty of good food and music to entertain and delight festival-goers of all ages.
|Want to find out what’s hot in YA? Goodreads is sponsoring the panel “Hot & New: Short Readings to Tempt You,” which includes some of our favorite teen authors including Shaun David Hutchinson, Veronica Rossi, Wendy Spinale, Nicola Yoon reading from their newest work. Join us!
One last thing: Don’t miss Lacuna, an outdoor art installation constructed of 50,000 books. Throughout the weekend, you’re invited to take a book (or several) home from its walls! http://baybookfest.org/
Free Webinar on Diversity in Children’s Books:
Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World
Wednesday, June 8, 2016,
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Diversity is more than just a trend. It’s the reality that we all face as our country becomes more complex, multifaceted, and rich in different ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, and ways of life. As educators, book creators, and publishers serving the most diverse generation of children and teens in the United States ever, how can we better provide them with the right materials to meet their needs?
Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.
Jodie Cohen – Sr. Marketing Manager, Listening Library
Emma Renda – Promotions Manager, Lorimer Children and Teens
Emma Rodgers – Marketing & Promotions Manager, Second Story Press
Cheryl Willis Hudson – Editorial Director, Just Us Books, Inc.
Moderator: Shelley Diaz – School Library Journal Reviews Manager and SLJTeen editor
Can’t make it June 8th? No problem!
Register now and you will get an email reminder from School Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!