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Save the Date: BookFest @ Bank Street 2015

July 29, 2015

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Please Save the Date!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Registration will open on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Keynote Speaker:

Rita Williams-Garcia (Gone Crazy in Alabama)

Authors and Artists as panelists:

Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks in Spring)
Elizabeth Bluemle (Tap! Tap! Boom! Boom!)
Raúl Colón (Draw!)
Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm)
Beth Kephart (One Thing Stolen)
Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls)
Christopher Myers (Jake Makes the World; My Pen)
Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper)
Laura Amy Schlitz (The Hired Girl)
Shadra Strickland (Bird; Please, Louise)
Sara Varon (Robot Dreams; Bake Sale)
Cynthia Weill (Mi Familia Calaca / My Skeleton Family)
Tim Wynne-Jones (The Emperor of Anyplace)
Kat Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie)


Monica Edinger, The Dalton School
Leonard S. Marcus, children’s literature scholar and Honorary Degree holder from Bank Street College of Education
Joe Rogers, Jr., Founder & Facilitator of Total Equity Now
Vicky Smith, reviews editor, Kirkus Reviews

Book Discussion Leaders:

Rita Auerbach, chair, 2010 Caldecott Committee
Stacy Dillon, Little Red Schoolhouse
Jennifer Hubert Swan, Little Red Schoolhouse and Elizabeth Irwin High School
Jon Peters, formerly of New York Public Library
Kiera Parrott, reviews editor, School Library Journal
Susannah Richards, Eastern Connecticut University
Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library
Karyn Silverman, Little Red Schoolhouse and Elizabeth Irwin High School
Margaret Tice, Magen David Yeshivah Elementary School
Luann Toth, managing editor, School Library Journal
Caroline Ward, Ferguson Public Library
Mollie Welsh Kruger, Bank Street College graduate faculty

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