If you’re going to be near Albany this weekend, why not check out the Empire State Book Festival? I’ll be on a panel with some fabulous YA authors:
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Children’s & YA Books of History – Fact and Fiction
Meeting Room 1
Hear how a panel of distinguished writers of historical fact and fiction make it work for the audience they are targeting. One writes historical fiction from an American Indian perspective while another author is in search of real daredevils!
The next day, Lyn and I will join Neesha and Gbemi in Philadelphia for the Mt. Airy Book Festival held at the Big Blue Marble bookstore:
Sunday, April 11
2:00pm – Group Reading with Zetta Elliott, author of A Wish after Midnight, Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of Gringolandia, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of 8th Grade Super Zero, and Neesha Meminger, author of Shine, Coconut Moon.
These four authors will read from their novels and discuss the role teens play in creating change within their communities. These 21st-century teens find solutions to serious issues like homelessness and terrorism by reaching out to others and looking within for the courage it takes to stand up for what’s right.