Beginning as of now an unnamed writer's retreat at our new log home in Mt. Gilead. Hope it's a success and it will grow!
Award winning author, Alan Gratz, whose latest book is the phenomenal title Refugee, will be talking with my middle school students.
Choosing the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Winner, and beginning 2020 term on the Caldecott Award Committee!
Attending as a consultant for Cover to Cover Book Store, Columbus, OH.
Presenting on new diverse/authentic voices in middle grade and teen literature, fiction and nonfiction.
African-American Children's Illustrated Literature
Join the Festivities in Columbus celebrating Ohio books and authors! I'll be helping in the Teen room. My book will be for sale at the OELMA booth. http://www.ohioana.org/programs/ohioana-book-festival/
I will be chairing the 2018 Youth Stonewall Committee (look for our choices at ala.org), beginning YALSA Nonfiction Committee, ALA Committee on Awards, and ALA Committee on Education.
ALA Store Monday the 12th immediately after the YMA announcements, Liz Deskins and I will be holding our first ever author event when our new book, LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens: A Window for All debuts! https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/lgbtqai-books-children-and-teens-providing-window-all