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The Children's Literary Salon is a monthly gathering of talks about books for kids for enthusiasts of the field. These discussions encompass a wide range of topics, from reviews to trends to the history of the genre.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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8 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, August 1, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: The Gaithers Meet the Penderwicks: Jeanne Birdsall and Rita Williams-Garcia in Conversation
Join Jeanne Birdsall, author of the Penderwicks series, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of the One Crazy Summer series. This panel discussion will consider their legacy and the highs and lows of writing as both writers wrap-up their iconic tales of sisters and families.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Saturday, September 19, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Between Memory & Museum - A Film Screening
Join Arun Wolf, Tara Books, India for an illustrated talk and film screening of Between Memory & Museum: A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal Artists from India. The book Between Memory and Museum is based on an extended conversation conducted with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists across India. Museums are influential sites of knowledge about indigenous art forms, and they have a long history of regarding the communities that practise them as anthropological subjects. But many of the a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
Join Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Woods) for a journey into one of the most iconic settings in children's literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, inspired by Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England. It is here where A. A. Milne lived and set the tender adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his merry band of friends. Learn about Milne's extraordinary childhood and how he and illustrator E. H. Shepard became the Lennon–McCartne…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
Saturday, October 31, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth
Join authors Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria, The Evolution of Evelyn Serrano), Danette Vigilante (Becoming Baby Doe), Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not) , Crystal Velasquez (Hunters of Chaos) and others for a discussion of the past, present and future state of literature written by and starring Latino-Americans.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Saturday, November 7, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon - The Specialized Book Award: Its Role, Its Function, Its Necessity
What is the role of children's book awards that seek to target and highlight diverse, up-and-coming authors and illustrators? Join librarians Rita Auerbach, Roxanne Feldmann, Caroline Ward, and Allie Bruce as they discuss everything from The Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King Award to the Pura Belpre and John Steptoe Awards. This event is sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing the multicultural, creative spirit of Keats into children’…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Saturday, December 12, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literature Salon: Alice Adventures in Wonderland - 150 Years Later
Join scholars and specialists Monica Edinger, Michael Patrick Hearn, Charles Santore, and artist Robert Sabuda (of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Pop-Up Book) as they discuss the wit, wonder, and legacy of Lewis Carroll's most iconic creation as she enters her 150th year. Moderated by Dana Sheridan, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children's Library - Princton University.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Saturday, February 6, 2016
1:30 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Reading is Visual with Michael Arndt
Discover the visual aspects (and more!) of how we communicate. For librarians, designers, and anyone who reads or writes or draws. Michael Arndt is a graphic designer and author of the book Cat Says Meow and Other Animalopoeia.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Saturday, March 5, 2016
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee
Long before the rise of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag, a group of children's book editors in 2009 founded the group Diversity in Books. This in turn became part of the CBC Diversity Committee, a group dedicated to the establishment of diverse literature for young readers. Join founding editors Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House0, Connie Hsu (Macmillan), Alvina Ling (Little Brown and Co.), Nancy Mercado (Scholastic), and Stacy Whitman (Lee & Low Books) for a talk about how this issue has…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers

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