BookFest@Bank Street LIVE STREAM 2018!



BookFest@Bank Street LIVESTREAM 2018!


 

WATCH the BookFest LIVESTREAM

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BOOKFEST LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE

October 20, 2018

9:30am — Welcome Remarks
Cynthia Weill, Director, Center for Children’s Literature Bank Street College of Education

9:35 – 10:25am — Collaborative Couples in Kid Lit
Candace Fleming and Eric Rohman, STRONGHEART: WONDER DOG OF THE SILVER SCREEN
Pete Parnell and Justin Richardson, AND TANGO MAKES THREE
Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson, WE RISE, WE RESIST, WE RAISE OUR VOICES
Moderator: Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal

10:25 – 11:15am — Authors/Illustrators: School Visits and Their Impact on Practice
Adam Gidwitz, THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series
Rita Williams Garcia, CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND
Kat Yeh, THE WAY TO BEA
Stephen Savage, JACK B. NINJA
Moderator: Emma Otheguy, Ph.D., New York University

11:15 – 11:25am Break

11:25 – 11:45am — Writing Boxes: The Reading/Writing Connection for Supporting Literacy in the Library
Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Kerlan Collection, University of Minnesota

11:50am  BookFest KidLit TV Interviews with Rocco Staino

BREAK  – Watch KidLit TV programs until the livestream resumes!

1:55 – 2:50pm — Bringing the Real World to Life! Illustration in Informational Books
Maira Kalman, BOLD AND BRAVE: TEN HEROES WHO WON WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE
John Parra, FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS
Roxie Munro, RODENT RASCALS
Melissa Sweet, SOME WRITER! THE STORY OF E.B. WHITE
Zeke Peña, PHOTOGRAPHIC: THE LIFE OF GRACIELA ITURBIDE
Moderator: Gillian Engberg, Children’s Literature Consultant

2:50 – 3:20pm — Closing Keynote
Adam Gidwitz, THE UNICORN RESCUE SOCIETY series

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ABOUT BookFest
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.

BookFest was founded in 1971, by Frances Henne, a faculty member of the School of Library Service at Columbia University. The event was originally known as Let’s Talk About Books for Children and Youth Day, or Velma Varner Day, in honor of Henne’s close friend and colleague, Velma Varner, editor of Viking Press. The event has been hosted by Columbia University, Teachers College, and the New York Public Library. Bank Street College of Education has been a proud producer of this wonderful event since 2010.

Registration is open Sept 1, 2018!

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About the Center for Children’s Literature

Learning to read gives a child a tool for acquiring information. Loving to read equips a child with an essential set of skills for developing a rich, imaginative and ever-expanding life.

Our mission is to create, identify, and advocate for the highest quality literature for all children from infancy through adolescence.  We ensure that such literature is readily accessible to every child, and to foster in parents, educators, and policy makers a commitment to the principle that good literature is fundamental to literacy.

The Center will provide workshops, guides and content for learning and social-emotional/ aesthetic development at all levels of childhood education.

The faculty of Bank Street College of Education seeks to address a growing challenge: the diminishing use of children’s literature in literacy programs, particularly in the early grades. As a result, many children are finding it much more difficult to “engage” in their own learning.

The components of the Center are the Children’s Book Committee, Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award, The Cook Prize, BookFest@ Bank Street, and the Writers Lab. The Center is housed in the Bank Street College Library, home to a circulating collection of more than 68,000 children’s books.

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3 Comments

Kid Lit TV Commenter Betsy Kauffman

Thank you for the live broadcast. Couldn’t make it today but was able to feel like I was there.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Stephanie Cummings

Brilliant! Glad you enjoyed our LIVESTREAM. What did you find the most interesting?

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